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Melynllyn is at the head of the remote valley of Clogwyn Maldy, characterised by the bleak Cwm Dulyn. Search the site box for hone for more photos and information about hone-stone quarrying.

Hone-stones are largely fine-grained tuffs, volcanic ashes from the Ordovician period that have been quarried as whetstones for sharpening razors, scythes and edged-blades. In 2003 when the photos were taken a great deal of the mill had survived.

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HRS 1046 Llyn Dulyn 2003

HRS 1046 Llyn Dulyn 2003

HRS 1047 Hone quarry buildings, Melynllyn

HRS 1047  Hone quarry buildings, Melynllyn

HRS 1048 Llyn Dulyn valley tree 2003

HRS 1048 Llyn Dulyn valley tree 2003

HRS 1049 Llyn Dulyn, afternoon light

HRS 1049 Llyn Dulyn, afternoon light

HRS 1050 Melynllyn Iron wheel hone quarry buildings 2003

HRS 1050 Melynllyn Iron wheel hone quarry buildings 2003

HRS 1051 Llyn Dulyn from south 2003

HRS 1051 Llyn Dulyn from south 2003

HRS 1052 Melynllyn, Iron pulley wheel 2003

HRS 1052 Melynllyn, Iron pulley wheel 2003

HRS 1053 Melynllyn Hone mill 2003

HRS 1053 Melynllyn Hone mill 2003

HRS 1054 Melynllyn honestone quarry, winch 2003

HRS 1054 Melynllyn honestone quarry, winch 2003

HRS 1055 Melynllyn hone-stone mill, equipment

HRS 1055 Melynllyn hone-stone mill, equipment

HRS 1056 Melynllyn hone quarry workings 2003

HRS 1056 Melynllyn hone quarry workings 2003

HRS 1057 Hone stones and Melynllyn mill

HRS 1057 Hone stones and Melynllyn mill

HRS 1058 Melynllyn, What is a hone-stone?

HRS 1058 Melynllyn, What is a hone-stone?

HRS 1059 Dulyn Valley looking eastward

HRS 1059 Dulyn Valley looking eastward