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Powys Metal Mines Survey


Pont-nedd-fechan lies in the community of Ystradfellte in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN9030009700. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 20978 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver Trials (19th century ?)

Upper Carboniferous (millstone grit series?) fine grained sandstones with hard grit above. No evidence of mineralisation.

Trial levels on the west side of the Afon Mellte driven presumably in search of lead or silver (SN903097). The downstream levels are blocked by collapse but the upstream examples are still open and measure 4.5m across at the entrance and were cut only 3.5m into the hillside. A central pillar supports the roof of the trial.

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Other features
No evidence *************************** 19th century lead and silver tial levels on the west side of the Afon Mellte. Not known (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.