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Clwyd Metal Mines Survey


Bodfari (also known as Coed Llan) lies in the community of Bodfari in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ09307040. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 102769 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Iron (1877-1909)

Fissures occuring in the Vale of Clwyd fault between Silurian Rocks and Carboniferous limestone.

The disused mine survives as two buildings with all working evidence lost in the dense undergrowth and woodland surrounding them. The shaft now lost in undergrowth at SJ09117048 appeared to have been a horse whim shaft. Open workings and other earthworks has been cleared in the vicinity of the two surviving buildings. There may be other remaining structures and earthwork evidence lost in dense undergrowth to the north-east of the surviving buildings.

No evidence.

Possible whim circle at SJ09117048

No evidence.

Other features
The former agent's house remains much modernised at SJ09087044, now called Minehead (PRN 87551). The workshop/smithy/storage building to the north-west of it at SJ09087044 has been altered but still retains its architectural features. An outside staircase runs up to the first floor, and double doors front the smithy area.

This HTML page is reproduced from the Powys and Clwyd Metal Mine Surveys which were undertaken between May 1992 and December 1993 by Mark Walters and Pat Frost of the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust with financial support from Powys County Council, Clwyd County Council and Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Further information about this site is available in CPAT's Regional Historic Environment Record.
Page produced by Rachel Stebbings and Chris Martin.

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