CPAT logo
Back Home
Powys Metal Mines
Mines index
Mine map

Powys Metal Mines Survey


Newchapel (also known as Cwm-mawr) lies in the community of Llandinam in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN98958335. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18996 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead trials (Pre 1872)

Silurian Frongoch formation mudstones and grits with galena and barytes mineralisation. A number of lodes were intersected by the workings striking east-west.

There are two shafts and two levels centred on SO98958335. One of the shafts was an engine shaft.

Earthwork traces of tramway track beds can be seen on the spoilheaps.

No evidence survives although a waterwheel and drawing machine are recorded as being present in 1872.

Manual dressing is evidenced by sorted rock 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.