This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.
Latitude: 52.968 / 52°58'4"N
Longitude: -3.2695 / 3°16'10"W
OS Eastings: 314838
OS Northings: 341939
OS Grid: SJ148419
Mapcode National: GBR 6T.K491
Mapcode Global: WH782.RN9H
Entry Name: Deeside Slateworks
Scheduled Date: 13 May 1998
Source ID: 3878
Cadw Legacy ID: DE246
Schedule Class: Water Supply and Drainage
Category: Water Power System
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument consists of a water power system, which formed part of the Deeside Slateworks. The remains include an office building, a smithy, a large water wheel pit adjacent to the footings of the main works building of which little survives save seven huge buttresses against the bank, on which wooden tramrails from the tram line still survive. The tram road embankment running down to the winding engine still survives, as does the winding house of slate, albeit in bad condition. An incline (cut by a track) leads down towards the station at Glandyfyrdwy.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of water management systems. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.