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Rhosydd Incline, Drumhouse & Tramway

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9967 / 52°59'47"N

Longitude: -4.0011 / 4°0'4"W

OS Eastings: 265792

OS Northings: 346243

OS Grid: SH657462

Mapcode National: GBR 5W.H6JQ

Mapcode Global: WH558.HYX2

Entry Name: Rhosydd Incline, Drumhouse & Tramway

Scheduled Date: 23 March 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 266

Cadw Legacy ID: ME142

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Industrial monument

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfrothen

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Description

The monument consists of a tramway leading to a drumhouse and incline from a ruined slate dressing complex at on the top of Cwm Croesor and connecting with further inclines from Croesor Quarry and the former Croesor railway in the valley bottom.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the development of industrial transportation in the 18th and 19th century. The track bed, bridges, drainage systems, embankments and revetments may all be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to construction techniques and functional detail.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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