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Dyffryn Aled

Dyffryn Aled lies in the community of Llansannan in the county of Conwy. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SH95006690. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18062 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Copper (Early 19th century-1895)

Lower Ludlow Sandstones, shales, mudstone, siltstones and striped beds.

A west-north-west lode carrying copper and galena was worked near the banks of the River Aled. The earthwork remains of shafts running along a north-west to south-east vein can be located in woodland to the south-west of Hendre-Unig. A level cuts in a north-westerly direction from the main mine site on the river bank at SH95956695, the area being covered in dense vegetation.

No evidence.

No evidence.

The dressing floor areas remain in dense vegetation along the river bank.

Other features
The 2nd edition OS map shows a coe near the level at SH95956695 and two small buildings to the south-west of it. Foundations are lost in the undergrowth.

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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