Penrhyn Slate Quarries  Caernarvonshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Penrhyn Slate Quarries like this:

Penrhyn Slate Quarries, Carnarvonshire, in 8. vicinity of Bethesda; the quarries are very extensive, giving employment to several thousand hands, and the slate is conveyed to Pert Penrhyn at Bangor.

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Penrhyn Slate Quarries through time

Penrhyn Slate Quarries is now part of Gwynedd district. Click here for graphs and data of how Gwynedd has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Penrhyn Slate Quarries itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Penrhyn Slate Quarries, in Gwynedd and Caernarvonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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