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Craig Ddu

Craig Ddu lies in the community of Pen-y-bont-fawr in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ0615023950. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18982 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1711-1899)

Ordovician volcanics, shales and slates with galena, pyrite and barytes mineralisation. The main lode strikes ENE-WSW.

There are three levels and a shaft visible within the afforested area. The upper tip forms an impressive feature of the landscape and the level is still open.

There are earthwork traces of tramway track beds out of the shafts. There is evidence of inclines between the levels.

No evidence.

There are ore washing bins and picking tables by the upper level. Other poorly preserved building traces could be discerned close to the shaft but are not easily interpreted.

Other features
No evidence. *************************** Lead mine worked from 1711 to 1899. Levels still visible. Several elements of the site survive (Thomas D, 1997)

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.