Years ago, I came across this amazing, ruined cathedral like structure in the middle of nowhere in North Wales.
Ynyspandy slate mill was built in 1855 to create roofing slate from the rock mined at the Gorseddau quarry. No expense was spared when setting up the quarry, with semi detached houses for the quarrymen and a grand house for the manager. Ynyspandy mill was built with three levels, rather than the one that was usual for such structures. But the quarry site had been badly thought out, and the slate was of poor quality – less than 20 years later the company had gone into liquidation.
But what a wonderful ruin!
I have a number of monochrome images of this place which perhaps give an even better idea of the scale of this place, but this week we are posting colour images….
More traces of the past at Paula’s blog here