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Belnahua Slate Quarry View of winding engine

SC 555624

Description Belnahua Slate Quarry View of winding engine

Date 1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 555624

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Former slate quarries, Belnahua Island, off Luing, Argyll This island was worked for its slate in the 19th and early 20th century, to the extent that the island itself was almost completely removed by the quarries, the surviving island being composed mainly of slate waste. This view shows the remains of the steam winding engine used to haul slate out of the quarry. This was similar to a colliery winding engine, and had a winding drum on the left, the stumps of whose spokes can be seen. The quarries were worked out before the First World War, and the island abandoned. Much of the metalwork was removed for scrap, but in 1978 enough remained to show how the quarries had been worked. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/271/12

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/555624

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

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