Irish Slates

Many of the best qualities resemble the Welsh varieties, others are thicker and coarser.

Among the best known Irish roofing slates are those from Killaloe, or from the county Kilkenny. Slabs of a high quality are exported from Valencia in county Kerry

QUARRY.

NEAREST PORT OR STATION.

COUNTY.

NATURE OF SLATE AND REMARKS.

Welsh Slates.

Bangor Royal Slate Co.

Bangor

Carnarvonshire .

Purpde roofing slates and slabs.

Braichgoch, Aberllgeney, Gaewern, and other Quarries .

Machynlleth

Montgomeryshire

Blue do. do.

CambrianSlateCo.

Llangollen

Denbighshire

Blue do. . do.

Cilgwyn

Carnarvon

Carnarvonshire .

Blue, purple, and spotted do. do.

Craig Dhu

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Merionethshire .

Blue slates.

cwmorthei Slate Co.

Ffestiniog and Portmadoc .

Do.

Blue roofing slates and slabs.

Dinorwic .

Port Dinonvic .

Carnarvonshire .

Blue, purple, and green do. do.

DIPHWYS Casson

Duffwys .

Merionethshire

Blue and grey roofing do do.

DOROTHEA .

Carnarvon

Carnarvonshire .

Pale green, blue, and red do. do.

Llanfair Royal Slate Co.

Bangor

Do.

Green and blue roofing slates.

Llangollen Slate Co.

Llangollen

Denbighshire

Remarkable for the size of the slabs produced.

Llechwedd or Greaves

Rhiwbryffdir .

Merionethshire

Blue and grey roofing slates and slabs.

Maexoffern

Duffwys .

Do.

Do. do.

Oakeley .

Ffestiniog and Portmadoc .

Do.

Blue roofing slates and slabs.

Oakeley .

Rhiwbryffdir

Do.

Do. do.

Penrhyn .

Bangor

Carnarvonshire .

Roofing slates and slabs; generally blue or purple, some green.

Pkn-yr-Orsedd .

Pen-y-groes

Do.

Purple slates.

Rhiwfachno

Penniachno

Do.

Blue slates and slabs.

Rhosydd .

Ffestiniog

Merionethshire .

Blue and grey roofing slates and slabs.

Several Quarries .

Corns

Do.

Slabs; bluish-grey slates.

Welsh Slate Co.

Ffestiniog and

Portmadoc .

Do.

Blue roofing slates and slabs.

Whitland Abbey

Whitland

Caermarthenshire

Green roofing slates.

Wrysgan .

Ffestiniog

Merionethshire

Blue and grey roofing slates and slabs.

English Slates.

Ambleside .

Windermere

Westmoreland

Green roofing slates.

BOSCASTLE .

Boscastle .

Cornwall.

BURLINGTON

Slate Co.

Ulverstone

Lancashire .

Pale blue roofing slates and slabs.

BURNSTALL, Longford.

Tavistock

Devonshire .

Roofing slates; nearly worked out.

Camel

Wadebridge

Cornwall.

Cann .

Plymouth

Devonshire .

Roofing slates, slabs.

CONISTON .

Ulverstone

Lancashire .

Rough slates - flags - green slates.

Delabole Slate Co. .

Camelford

Cornwall

Greyish-blue slabs; very light,strong, and durable; also roofing slates, etc.

Grooby

Bardon

Leicestershire

Roofing slate.

KlRBY IRELETH .

Ulverstone

Lancashire .

Do.

Langdale .

Windermere

Westmoreland

Green roofing slates.

LaUNCESTON

Launceston

Cornwall.

Maryport .

Maryport.

Cumberland

Greenish slates.

Pexricca .

Totness .

Devonshire .

Green roofing slates; used at Royal Exchange.

QUARRY.

NEAREST PORT OR STATION.

COUNTY.

NATURE OF SLATE AND REMARKS.

English Slates-

Continued.

POMPHLET .

Plymouth

Devonshire ...

Blocks for building - slabs for paving and chimney-pieces.

SWITHLAND

Barrow-on-Soar

Leicestershire

Very durable blue slabs and roofing slates...

Thrang Crag .

Windermere

Westmoreland

Green roofing slates...

TlLBERTHWAITE .

Coniston .

Lancashire .

Several small quarries of green slate.

Trewarnet (Tin-tagel Slate Co.)

Padstow .

Cornwall

Roofing slates and slabs...

WlRCHSCOMBE .

Wellington

Somersetshire

Roofing slates...

Woodland .

Newton Abbott

Devonshire .

Green roofing slates...

Yeolmbridge

Padstow .

Do.

Slabs for paving and chimney-pieces...

Scotch Slates.

...

Aternshill

Crieff..

Perthshire ..

Roofing slates...

Ballachulish .

Fort-William .

Argyleshire ...

Rough - full of pyrites - weathers well - dark blue...

Benledi

Achray..

Perthshire ...

Roofing slates...

BlRNAM

Dunkeld ...

Do.

Do.

ClJLLIPOOL .

...

■ •■

Do.

Dalbeattie..

Do...

Do...

Do.

Drumaburn..

Perth..

Do.

Do.

Easdale..

Oban..

Argyleshire ..

Rough - full of pyrites - weathers well - dark blue...

FOUDLAND .

Huntly..

Aberdeenshire..

Roofing slates...

Gartley .

Gartley ...

Do.

Do.

Glenalmond..

Perth..

Perthshire .

Do.

Glenshee .

Do...

Do.

Do.

HOYSTON .

Forfar

Do.

Slab and block.

Lanrick..

Crieff..

Do.

Roofing slates.

Turin..

Forfar..

Do.

Slabs and blocks.

Taniemodth..

Ruthven ...

Banff .

Roofing.

Irish Slates...

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Ashford ...

...

Wicklow

Slates resemble those from Bangor, but thicker and coarser.

Benduff ...

Leap

Cork .

Dark colour - nearly given out.

Clonakilty..

Cork

Do.

Good quality - light and durable.

Killaloe (Imperial Slate Co.)

Killaloe ...

Tipperary ...

Dull bluish grey. Durable. Coarser, thicker, and heavier than Welsh slates.

Knockroe .

Carrick-on-Suir

Kilkenny..

Dark blue - veins of felspar.

Mealoughmore .

Do.

Do.

Slates of fair quality.1

Rathdrtjm ...

Wicklow..

Slab and roofing.

Valencia .

Valencia ...

Kerry ...

Light bluish-grey or greenish-blue slates. Slabs and flags for export-ation. Thicker and more uneven than those of Killaloe.1 Blocks average 3 feet 6 inches wide;! some 5 feet 6 inches; 6 inches to 12 inches thick; length 10 to 12 feet, sometimes as much as 30 feet.

Victoria Slate Co. .

Carrick-on-Suir

Kilkenny .

Light green - very good.

1 Wilkinson.