Wrysgan Quarry - Level leading to incline summit (Sept 1987)
The main incline head is on the same level as the mill area and pic 4 (above) shows the tramway
route from the mill as it approaches the drumhouse. The photo does not show how high up the site is here (upper levels of Wrysgan are very nearly
1400 feet above sea level) and left of camera is a steep drop down into Cwmorthin.
[Pic 5] Wrysgan Quarry - Mill level and area (Sept 1987)
Moving on from Pic 4 is the view above (Pic 5) of
the Mill area, with the main incline drumhouse visible in the upper middle background as reference. The mill itself is very ruinous, but still
relatively intact is the uphaulage incline and remains of its drumhouse, plus the top of the old packhorse route (upper middle left)
which is even more intact further down the hillside nearer Cwmorthin.
[Pic 6] Wrysgan Quarry - View from Upper level (Sept 1987)
Pic 6 (above) shows the view - looking down from
the upper level - of the mill area and its layout, and also gives some idea of the elevation and the cramped space that the site existed in.
The main exit incline is off to the the lower right (out of shot) and of note is the curved tramway route, with raised banked
sides, from the mill to a waste tip.
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