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Snowdonia Slate - The Industrial Heritage of a National Park

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  • Snowdonia Slate - The Industrial Heritage of a National Park
  • ISBN: 9781845242916
  • Des Marshall
  • Publication April 2019 Format: Paperback, 150x155mm
Quarrying and mining slate was once a booming industry that added much to the local economy and has been dubbed 'the most Welshest of industries'. This book illustrates and records the current surface remains of some of the abandoned slate mines and quarries of Snowdonia.

Further Information:
It is not exhaustive, as there are over 500 quarries and mines as well as early surface scratchings in the area. Only the main mines and quarries with the more recognisable remains are recorded herein. Short notes on the quarries or mines have been included.

This work has been done before what can be seen today disintegrates further at the hands of nature or vandals. Snowdonia slate areas are a big part of its heritage and needs to be conserved.

Spoil heaps are often the only vestige of this proud industry but there are still some that have the remains of buildings, such as barracks and waliau; drum houses; tramways; railway lines and of course remarkable inclines. The majority of the mines and quarries are situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park but are intertwined into the history of Snowdonia having played an integral part in the history of the area.