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Ffordd-las Bach

Ffordd-las Bach lies in the community of Abergele in the county of Conwy. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SH95507590. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18069 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Trials (19th century)


Earthwork disturbance appears to the north-west of Fford-las Bach in a field to the south of Tower Hill, but no real mining evidence remains.

No evidence.

In 1867, an 80" (10 x 10) pumping engine was purchased from West Clifford Mine, Cornwall for work on the Batter's Shaft. The engines working on the site in 1870 were; A 45" pumping engine, with two boilers, which started work in 1860. An 80" pumping engine steamed by 3 boilers. A 70" pumping engine steamed by 3 boilers. In 1882, the 70" and 45" engines were offered for sale. Most of the references come from the mining Journal (Bayles 1969).

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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