HistoryPoints News

Aug 28, 2017

Cwmorthin ruins' busy past revealed

Walkers passing the famous ruined cottages at Cwmorthin, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, are in for a surprise if they scan our nearby QR codes, which reveal how many people lived ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

in what many passers-by assume were simple barracks for quarrymen. The last resident left in 1935, and later the decaying ruins attracted many photographers and artists. The last surviving chimney has been preserved for posterity, thanks to a fundraising effort in 2013. For more about the cottages' history, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the footpath below the ruins. Or click here