Historic Landscape Characterisation

Vale of Ffestiniog - Area 31 Minffordd quarry

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Historic background

This is a granite quarry opened for setts in the 1870s, following the opening of the Aberystwyth and Welch Coast line, and which is now operated on a significant scale as an aggregate producer by Tarmac Quarry Products (North West) Ltd.


Key historic landscape characteristics

Quarry, industrial archaeology

The quarry has continued to expand and has significantly altered the skyline of Garth, especially as seen from the Cob, in recent years. Its corrugated iron crusher plant is a prominent feature but, although it has never had an arcaheological survey, it has expanded its workings and there is not thought to be much of significant industrial archaeological interest on the site.


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