Clwyd Metal Mines Survey
lies in the community of Llanarmon-yn-ial in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ20605550.
The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18116 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.
Lead (19th century)
The Maes-y-pwll Vein traverses Limestone outcrops and cuts across Cefn-y-fedw Sandstone.
The vein was worked in the early 19th century with apparently little reward.
Earp (1958) refers to an engine shaft to the north of Maes-y-Pwll Farm and a whim to the north-west of it. Two whims were apparently to the north of the Engine Shaft and a small engine at work to the east. A shaft lies alongside the road and opposite the
farm entrance at SJ20755545 and to thw north-west of this a shaft at SJ20705555. A run of at least five large shafts cross east to west to the north of these two shafts.
A substantial area of spoil in the fields to the east of the farm suggest large-scale workings, contrary to documentary evidence.
To the east two shaft mounds appear in the fields to the south-east of Graianrhyd Farm (SJ21705570) and are possible trial shafts of Maes-y-pwll or Creigiog.
Documentary evidence infers whim and engine power.
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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