Breakwater Quarries, Holyhead Mountain - 20120624 - 05 - Brick shed

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    Cast-iron window frame, brick kiln complex

    Vast amounts of rock were required during the construction between 1845 and 1873 of Holyhead Breakwater. Although the dressed stone visible in the part of the structure above water came from a quarry in Moelfre on the opposite side of Anglesey, 7 million tons of quartzite won from the nearby quarries on Holyhead Mountain were used to form the base of the breakwater.

    During the construction of the breakwater, 11 extractive sites were in operation at the Breakwater Quarries, from where a 7 ft gauge railway ran down to... [more...]

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    1. Memo@ 34 months ago | reply

      me gusta mucho la composición y enfoque selectivo. Excelentes tonalidades!

    2. cgullz 34 months ago | reply

      gorgeous. i like!

    3. grfern 34 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture and thanks for all the historical information. Learning about the situation behind the photograph is half the fun.

    4. latositti 34 months ago | reply

      Thank you!

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