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Nant y Car North

Nant y Car North lies in the community of Llanwrthwl in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN8908061920. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 5513 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Copper/Lead (1844-1883)

The north-south striking lode in Silurian rocks of the Tarannon and Llandoverian series has lead and copper mineralisation.

There are at least five shafts traversing the hillside of Craig Y Llysiau together with surface trials and opencuts. There is a deep adit at the northern end of the mine sett close to the stream below the wheelpit.

There are short stretches of earthwork tramway beds which run out of the workings on the hillside onto the spoil tips below.

There is a wheelpit close to the Claerwen riverbank which probably pumped the main engine shaft to the south by a line of pumping rods.

There are ore bins, a picking floor and a crusher housing adjacent to the pumping wheel on the dressing floors. A jigger platform is located to the north of the crusher house. Evidence of buddles was not seen although they are expected on this site.

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.