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Clwyd Metal Mines Survey


Bryn-yr-Orsedd lies in the community of Llanarmon-yn-ial in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19605930. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18017 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (Early 19th century)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The mine worked the western end of the Belgrave Vein, which runs eastwards from the Alyn valley across bare limestone terraces to the east of Bryn-yr-orsedd. The shafts, amid much waste and tailings lie on the natural limestone outcrops. Shafts and levels appear to have been driven into the hillside. The mine was probably worked in the early years as Bryn-yr-orsedd, but later became part of the Belgrave Mine (PRN 18005).

Raw materials appear to have been transported downhill by an incline.

No evidence.

The possible dressing floor areas in the valley floor have been bulldozed clear at SJ19505940.

Other features
No evidence.

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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