Trefor Quarry

July 2011 - Explored with the wife and kids

The Trefor granite quarry (also known as the Yr Eifl quarry) opened in 1850. In 1855 the quarry applied to build a jetty on the coast to ship granite products. The pier was not built, but the application was renewed in 1867, the pier being built by 1870 and a railway was constructed connecting the quarry with the pier which was gradually replaced by road transport and was finally closed in 1960.

This derelict quarry building was built in 1923 and was the main loading point of the stone onto the narrow gauge railway that took it down to the pier.

The quarry is still occasionally active and Trefor granite is used to make curling stones.

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Comments

On 8th September 2013 Tom sherman wrote:
nicely done :-)snake oil
On 30th September 2015 Nev Green wrote:
I went to visit this quarry around the early 70s. It was a fascinating and ghostly site with quarry stones still in the hoppers as if a passing vessel was about to receive them. The farmers in the area were driving around in ww2 jeeps & said this area was being used to practice D Day landings, how true this is, I don't know. I did however, see some vehicles abandoned on the beach, covered in sand which looked like landing craft! who knows. There was also a group of abandoned houses nearby that I was told were taken over by 1960s hippys and extensively trashed. any light on this subject would be welcomed.

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