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Latitude: 52.968 / 52°58'4"N
Longitude: -4.1599 / 4°9'35"W
OS Eastings: 255044
OS Northings: 343369
OS Grid: SH550433
Mapcode National: GBR 5N.K3YW
Mapcode Global: WH55D.2NCH
Entry Name: Gorseddau or Ynysypandy Slate Factory
Source ID: 2439
Cadw Legacy ID: CN160
Schedule Class: Industrial
Category: Slate mill
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The magnificent remains of a slate mill erected between 1855 and 1857 as part of the Gorseddau Quarry complex. The building is of three storeys and attics. The tramway bringing raw materials in entered on the upper floor, and slate waste was removed by a tramway from the middle floor; the processing was done on these two floors. The middle floor lies mostly on solid rock, and the lower floor, because of the nature of the sloping site, consists of only one quarter of the mill floor area. The wheel-pit lies in the centre of the building, and originally contained a 26 ft diameter pitch-back wheel.
The building is now a stone shell, with no internal fittings or roof. The terrace which carried the incoming tramway is well preserved, and the bases of the stone pillars which supported the aqueduct are visible.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the slate industry. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves 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.
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