Created 24-Dec-12
Modified 24-Dec-12
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Penrhiw honestone quarry and mill is extremely difficult to reach being heavily obscured by forest, and almost surrounded by blanket bog - although it did once have a track. SH 722 541 is a general reference for the area. Specific NGR for waste tip is SH 72296 354048

Honestone is the name given to a "bedded fine-grained tuff" (lithified volcanic ash from the Ordovician period. It was used locally for edging scythes and knives, & sent to England for use in sharpening cut-throat razors and edged-tools of various kinds.

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Keywords:cymru, dolwyddelan, honestone, moel siabod, ordovician, penrhiw, quarries, quarrying, snowdonia, tuff, wales

HRS 4289 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry, Dolwyddelan

HRS 4289 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry, Dolwyddelan

HRS 4274 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry level

HRS 4274 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry level

HRS 4272 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry tips

HRS 4272 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry tips

HRS 4274 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry tips, Moorland

HRS 4274 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry tips, Moorland

HRS 4275 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry, Tramroad to mill 2008

HRS 4275 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry, Tramroad to mill 2008

HRS 4276 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill 2008

HRS 4276 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill 2008

HRS 4277 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill 2008

HRS 4277 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill 2008

HRS 4278 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill

HRS 4278 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill

HRS 4279 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill, doorway

HRS 4279 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill, doorway

HRS 4280 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill, Waterwheel pit 2008

HRS 4280 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill, Waterwheel pit 2008

HRS 4281 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill, Waterwheel remains 2008

HRS 4281 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill, Waterwheel remains 2008

HRS 4282 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill

HRS 4282 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill

HRS 4283 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill, ironwork

HRS 4283 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill, ironwork

HRS 4284 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill, remains of truck

HRS 4284 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill, remains of truck

HRS 4285 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill, leat

HRS 4285 Penrhiw Hone-stone Mill, leat

HRS 4286 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill and quarry, remoteness 2008

HRS 4286 Penrhiw Hone-stone mill and quarry, remoteness 2008

HRS 4287 Penrhiw hone-stone Quarry, Sample one

HRS 4287 Penrhiw hone-stone Quarry, Sample one

HRS 4288 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry, partly finished Sample Two

HRS 4288 Penrhiw Hone-stone Quarry, partly finished Sample Two