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Clwyd Metal Mines Survey


Tyn-y-Caeau lies in the community of Betws yn Rhos in the county of Conwy. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SH92007500. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18215 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Iron (1883-1913)

Ludlow Rocks

The grassed-over remains of an open pit at SH92107495 are evidence of the intermittent 19th century workings of the site by the North Wales Iron Ore Company and the later workings of the Bell Metal Mining Company, 1908-1913. The heavy costs of pumping and haulage caused closures (Ellis 1991).

No evidence.

Evidence of the foundations of the engine house, boiler house, offices and smithy that appear on the mine plan, deposited in 1913 (AB39), may remain under the field at SH92107490. An engine house and boiler house appear on the abandoned mine plan.

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.