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Maesnant lies in the community of Llangurig in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN85368666. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18988 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Zinc (1865/1874/1876-1878)

Ordovician Van grits. The vein strikes east-west with galena and zinc mineralisation.

There is a shaft at SN85428662 on the main mine site. Lower downstream to the east are two blocked levels at SN856586670 and SN85738678. It is possible that these levels belong to the Rhyd Y Bennwch workings rather than the Maesnant sett.

No evidence.

No evidence.

Manual processing is evidenced by sorted rock fragments on the spoil heaps and jigger tailings.

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.