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Blaen-y-Nant lies in the community of Llanarmon-yn-ial in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19905820. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18008 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1830-50)

The Blaen-y-nant Vein runs parallel to, but south of the Belgrave Vein, in Carboniferous Limestone.

A line of early 19th century workings follow an east-west vein from the Eryrys Crossroads to Lot's Farm, running parallel to and north and south of the road. A single large shaft lies to the north of the Eryrys Crossroads at SJ20405820 and has been documented as the Eryrys whim; to the south-west of this and across the road in a field behind the village hall lies another isolated shaft at SJ20155805. The older workings are interspersed with the natural limestone outcrops. The most western workings on the vein are at Lot's Farm. Two shafts were capped in the 1978 Capping Programme carried out by N.K.C. At SJ19935827, a shaft and large whim circle remain as a raised platform to the south-west of the farmhouse. At SJ19845827, the ladder shaft, has an adjacent coe (miners' shelter). The shaft lies in trees directly to the north-west of the coe The 1874 OS Map has the coe marked but not the ladder shaft and the whim is marked as an earthwork. No reference is made to the sett as a lead mine, which may have ceased operations by then.

No evidence.

Whim shaft at Lot's Farm.

No evidence.

Other features
The stone-built coe or miners' hut with a galvanised roof stands on the west side of the entrance drive to Lot's Farm.

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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