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The quarry was connected to the Corris Railway which carried its products to the Cambrian Railways at Machynlleth for distribution. Richards, Alun John (1994). The land occupied by the Abercorris quarry was leased to Thomas Green of London in 1863 who began quarrying operations, although the site was probably worked on a small scale before this date. In 1874 amidst a boom in demand for slate, the Cwmodyn Slate & Slab Quarry Company was formed, but demand slumped soon after and the company was sold at auction in 1878.
Slate Quarrying at Corris, by Alun John Richards, 1994 .
Slate Quarrying at Corris, by Alun John Richards, 1994, ISBN 0863812791. This is apparent in books published prior to 1951, such as the classic travelogue Wild Wales by George Borrow and The Mountains of Snowdonia by H. Carr & G. Lister. Here the finished slates are being loaded into slate waggons at the Penrhyn Quarry c. 1913.
The quarry was connected to the Corris Railway via the Upper Corris Tramway which carried its products to the Cambrian Railways at. a b c Richards, Alun John (1994).
The quarry was connected to the Corris Railway via the Upper Corris Tramway which carried its products to the Cambrian Railways at Machynlleth for distribution. It worked the Narrow Vein. The 1841 census shows that at least one slate miner was boarding at Craig-y-Fachddu Farm, though he may have been working one of the other local quarries. Quarrying started on land owned by the farm in the mid 1840s, and the 1851 census shows quarry agent John Parry living in the farmhouse.
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