Historic Landscape Characterisation
Merthyr Tydfil

051 Vaynor Quarry

HLCA 51 Vaynor Quarry Modern extractive landscape: large active stone quarry; site of industrial tramroad, limekilns; religious, funerary and ritual: site of Roman inscribed stone.

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(Photo: GGAT Merthyr 051)

Vaynor Quarry character area: large active stone quarry.


A large active stone quarry, formerly containing limekilns and an early 20th century industrial tramroad.

Historical background

The historic landscape area of Vaynor Quarry comprises an active stone quarry, which originated during the 1870s to provide limestone for Crawshay's Cyfarthfa Ironworks. The current works have rapidly expanded since being re-opened under AW Lewis, the area now contains an array of modem quarry buildings and structures, such as conveyors and hoppers.


For further information please contact the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust at this address. Link to the Countryside Council for Wales website at www.ccw.gov.uk or Cadw at www.cadw.wales.gov.uk