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West Fedw

West Fedw lies in the community of St Harmon in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN97307910. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18972 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Zinc/Copper (1870-1871)

The main vein trends NE-SW in Silurian rocks with zinc, lead, pyrite and chalcopyrite mineralisation.

The deep adit can be seen at SN97927953. The upper shaft is filled and was not located while the lower shaft lies just below the road at SN97657930 and has also been filled. Only the blocked upper level at SN97307905 is now readily identifiable.

No evidence.

An engine house with a double acting rotary engine and 36" cylinder was built in 1870 to pump at both shafts.

No evidence.

Other features
A caprenters and smiths shop together with storehouses and two cottages are recorded on the site. Foundations of the structures are still present, some of which have been re-used in farm buildings alongside the present farm track at SN97407915.

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.