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The remains of Cwmorthin cottages

The remains of Cwmorthin cottages

Cwmorthin is a substantial Victorian-era slate mine above the village of Tanygrisau, circling the slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. It has a long and complex history beginning in the early 1800's, with heavy underground development starting around 1860. It was run by several different companies as a venture in its own right during the late 1800's. The earlier underground workings started at Lake Level by the Cwmorthin Slate Company Ltd, ascended upwards in the mountain ultimately for 8 floors in both the Old and Back Vein. Poor working practices and reckless engineering decisions ultimately led to a substantial collapse in 1884 and the end of that company, which failed to recover, in 1888.

Rory Trappe

Image size: 6720 x 4356, 39.92Mb | Camera details: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | Date uploaded: 18/06/2020

Rory Trappe | The remains of Cwmorthin cottages
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We print with a 12 colour process, this means we can print a much larger colour range than most printing companies that normally use a 4 or 8 colour process. All sizes for our matt paper prints are in inches. Please note our prints are supplied without mounts or frames.


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