Corris Uchaf

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Corris Uchaf
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Corris Uchaf
Corris Uchaf is located in Gwynedd
Corris Uchaf
Corris Uchaf
Location within Gwynedd
OS grid referenceSH743088
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY20
Dialling code01654
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
52°39′43″N 3°51′32″W / 52.662°N 3.859°W / 52.662; -3.859Coordinates: 52°39′43″N 3°51′32″W / 52.662°N 3.859°W / 52.662; -3.859

Corris Uchaf (English: Upper Corris), locally known as Top Corris, is a village lying in the south of the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales. The extensive slate quarries that surround the village are its most prominent historical feature.

The village lies in the valley of the Afon Deri, and is threaded by the A487 road, a trunk road between Dolgellau and Machynlleth. To the south the Deri runs into the Afon Dulas in the neighbouring village of Corris.

Among the quarries that once thrived around the village are Abercwmeiddaw and Abercorris (also known as Cwmodyn) on the east bank of the river, and Gaewern and Braichgoch on the western slopes of the valley.

The narrow-gauge horse-drawn Upper Corris Tramway carried slate in waggons from the quarries to Maespoeth Junction, where they joined the main line of the narrow gauge Corris Railway which took them onward to Machynlleth.

Corris Uchaf around 1885, with the Upper Corris Tramway running below the road and the tips of Abercwmmeidaw quarry on the right

Notable residents[edit]

  • Writer Geraint Goodwin lived in the village in 1938 and 1939.[1]
  • Classical composer Otto Freudenthal in 2006/2017.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meic Stephens (April 1986). The Oxford companion to the literature of Wales. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ International Who's who in Classical Music. Europa Publications Limited. 2007. ISBN 978-1-85743-416-3.

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