The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales

Links to some other related websites

Slate industry coverage on Flickr


Grid reference


SH 590 610

Rhiwbach Slate Tramway

SH 732 456


SH 739 461


SH 665 462


SH 681 458


SH 657 456


SH 669 466

Cwt y Bugail

SH 732 468

SH 677 454

Prince of Wales

SH 548 498

Blaen y Cwm

SH 733 462

Hafod Las

SH 780 560

Cwm Penmachno

SH 752 471


SH 719 636

Welsh Slate Museum

SH 585 603

Abereiddy (South Wales)

SM 795 314

Honister (Lake District)

NY 224 135

Slate industry websites

Rhosydd Slate Quarry

A detailed look at a Ffestiniog quarry

Rhiwbach Slate Quarry  The quarry and its tramway

Alun John Richards books  With full details of his books on Welsh slate

Research resources Where to research further into Welsh slate 

Adit Now   Excellent site on underground exploration

Mine Explorer   Large online database for mine-exploring

Wikipedia article The Slate industry in Wales - excellent site

Welsh Slate Co.    

The owners of Penrhyn & Oakeley Quarries

Llechwedd Slate Caverns  

Award winning tourist attraction and working quarry

Wincilate Ltd, Aberllefenni, Corris

Suppliers of high quality slate

Inigo Jones Slate Works, Groeslon

Original Slate workshops - open to the public.

Welsh Slate Museum, Llanberis

National Museum in Dinorwic Quarry workshops

Narrow gauge in industry  Archive views of tramways at Llechwedd Quarry

Berwyn Slate quarry  Quality slate products from Llangollen

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust Heritage Trust for Central and North East Wales

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Heritage trust for North West Wales

Gwynedd Archive Service

Excellent site with an extensive photo gallery

Jenkins Slate Roofing Services (USA) Home of the "Slate Roof Bible"


Gwynedd Council's site on the slate Industry

Gathering the jewels 

 Slate industry section of this excellent website

Remains of the Welsh Slate Industry

An impressive in-depth look at several quarries

Welsh Mines Society Coverage of all types of mines in Wales

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Excellent museum of slate tramway artifacts

Treasure Maps

Accounts of Welsh slate quarry exploring

Maenofferen Quarry
A new animation showing its development

Gazetteer and Bibliography of the Mines and Quarries of North Wales 

Royal Commission for ancient & historic monuments of Wales

Historical aspects of the Welsh Slate Industry by D Dylan Pritchard

The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers

If you are modelling a slate quarry then join the Slate Quarry Modelling group

Links to some other Welsh websites

The Narrow Gauge railway museum, Tywyn, Gwynedd

Penrhyn Railway              Restoring the historic slate railway

Wales on the Web          The gateway to material of Welsh interest.

North Wales Index          Hundreds of links covering North Wales

Welsh-American Genealogical Society    Research your Welsh roots

BBC community website for North West Wales

North Wales Images          N Wales photographs, postcards and prints

Snowdonia Guide              A comprehensive guide to the National Park

Dyffryn Conwy Valley        Llandudno Junction to Trawsfynydd by train.

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

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