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Rhydalyn (also known as Llynypandy South) lies in the community of Gwernaffield in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ1970065300. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 26299 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1876-1884)

The east to west Llynypandy Vein in Carboniferous Limestone.

The earlier Rhydalyn sett was later encompassed by the workings of the larger Llynypandy Mines and became known as South Llynypandy. The shafts remain on a site now occupied by a static Caravan Park and can be identified on the Park and in the woodland of Coed Mawr at SJ19746536, SJ19816537, SJ19826535, SJ19716523 and SJ19436541. The mines were later drained by the Halkyn Tunnel, which reached the sett by 1901.

No evidence.

A series of leats constructed in the John Taylor period in the early 19th century supplied water to the mines. The leat system leaves the River Alyn at SJ19686282 and runs through the Llynypandy sett to the Pen-y-fron sett (PRN 103159) at SJ19866623.

No evidence.

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.

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