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Calcot lies in the community of Churchstoke in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SO29769721. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18980 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Calcot, CPAT photo Barytes (1914-1918)

Ordovician volcanics with an east-west striking vein of barytes mineralisation.

There is a run-in level at SO29859718 which is collapsing at surface. To the west is an inclined shaft with stoping up to the surface (now blocked by rubbish) and a connecting narrow level from the north SO29759717. There are trials above the stoped out area and to the north of the stream running through the mine sett.

There are traces of earthwork tramway beds leading from the stoped area and the run-in level.

No evidence.

There are numerous heaps of crushed rock debris in the vicinity of the shaft with traces of low stone walls relating to former buildings whose function is not known. There is a small reservoir at SO29749715 which may have been used in a washing process.

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.