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Powys Metal Mines Survey


Glaslyn lies in the community of Cadfarch in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN81289425. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18985 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Copper (Roman ?/1877-1884)

The rocks consists of Silurian Gwestyn formation shales and slates with copper mineralistaion. The lode strikes east-west.

There are six levels in line descending the precipitous slopes of Llechwedd Y Cwm from east to west. There is also a trial shaft at the foot of the slope at SN80989427.

There is a steep zig-zag path descending the slope and connecting five of the levels which no doubt acted as the main haulage route.

No evidence.

There are traces of round buddles and ore bins at the foot of the slope.

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.