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Clochnant lies in the community of Pen-y-bont-fawr in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ0434123035. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18981 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (Roman ?/Medieval ?/1850-1880)

Ordovician volcanics and slates with numerous mineralised fault zones containing lead and copper ores with quartz and barytes gangue.

There is an engine shaft at SJ04312302. To the north-east are two short trial levels at SJ04452321. To the south of the shaft are two further levels at SJ04412292. The deep adit is run-in and can be seen at SJ04422283.

There are earthwork traces of tramway track beds to be seen outside some of the workings which lead to the spoil heaps.

There is a pumping waterwheel pit close to the engine shaft which was driven by water supplied in a leat from Nant Clochnant.

A crusher was brought to the mine in 1880. There are remains of ore bins and picking/washing floors.

Other features
There is a magazine behind Pant Cae Hir farmhouse at SO04832232.

Possibly working between 1850-80. Visible remains of flooded shaft, waterwheel pit and buildings. They are incorrectly shown as a phosphate mine on 1887 25in OS. Along the stream to the NNE are two open trial levels (PRN 15230?)

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.