|Suveying Pont Ceunant Generating Station near Aberystwyth in North Ceredigion NPRN 407230.|
The cathedral-like shell of the power house is all that survives of this once state-of-the-art ornate building. It was designed and built by a young Italian engineer Bernardino Nogaro (who later in life became the head of the Vatican Bank) at a cost of £11,400. Unfortunately soon after construction, Frongoch mine failed to run at profit and subsequently the power station fell into disuse just two years later, with the equipment sold at auction.
|The roofless shell of the Generating Station in 2012|
The power station is located at SN7063 374320 adjacent to the road between Abermagwr and Pontrhydygroes, some 8 miles south-east of Aberystwyth. There is an information panel at the site, and further information on the valuable work carried out here by the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust can be found here.
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