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Home > Personal Album Of Miles-M > Houses at Conglog

Houses at Conglog

Despite being located very close to Conglog Slate Quarry, this row of six terraced cottages belonged to Rhosydd Slate Quarry which dominated the view from here up into the head of the valley.

Believed to have been built in 1865 - 1866, each of the six cottages housed a quarryman and his family in a one up / one down configuration. One of these two-roomed dwellings was home to thirteen people in 1881!

By the early 1920's, only one family remained at Rhosydd Terrace and it has lain abandoned ever since.

I always enjoy looking at these buildings not just as buildings, but perfectly crafted and balanced piles of stones - which they are. The stone in this case was not found to hand, but imported via the Croesor tramway.

Taken August 2017 onto Ilford ISO50 black and white roll film, 6x9 format.

(information source - www.cwmorthin.com)

This photograph is by Miles-M and was uploaded September 11th. © Miles-M please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.

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