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PORTHWEN BRICKWORKS;PORTH WEN SILICA BRICK WORKS

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NPRN 40736

Map Reference SH49SW

Grid Reference SH40209461

Unitary (Local) Authority Isle of Anglesey

Old County Anglesey

Community Llanbadrig

Type of Site BRICKWORKS

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Post Medieval

Site Description There was a small brickworks complex operational before 1900 at Porthwen, but only the main quarry and inclines are pre-1900. The site fell out of use in 1900 but was in use again by 1924 when the present buildings were completed. The works were disused by 1949 and the tramway removed. The surviving remains includes a quarry, incline system, processing works, two tall square plan chimneys, brickworks, beehive kilns and harbour.

Sources:
Site File AN/IND/SH49, from notes by A.J. Parkinson
David Gwyn & Merfyn Williams (1996) ‘A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of North West Wales’. Association for Industrial Archaeology

J Hill, RCAHMW, 1 March 2004

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