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Bwlchyddaufryn lies in the community of Gwernaffield in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ20106450. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18029 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (Early 19th century-1866)

The Bwlchyddaufryn Vein runs from Trinity Church (SJ20706450) into the Nant Alun cross-cut near Pen-y-sarn. It ran parallel to, but north from the Pantybuarth Vein within Carboniferous Limestone.

None of the workings are very evident, the area being landscaped for use as a golf course, with overgrown patches surrounding possible workings. The shaft marked by the OS at SJ20106450 is totally overgrown. Shaft mounds are identifiable at SJ19956445, SJ19786443 and SJ19856444. A further three shafts recorded within the vicinity of Ffordd-hir lie on the Bwlchyddaufryn Vein. Shaft and mounds are located at SJ21206450 and SJ20706420 and a shaft and associated spoil remains fenced off at SJ20306390.

No evidence.

No evidence remains of the 36in pumping engine that was apparently in operation on the mine site 1827-33.

No evidence.

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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