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Bwlch Greolan

Bwlch Greolan lies in the community of Llanrhaeadr-ym-mochnant in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ09752305. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 5927 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1840s-1882)

Ordovician sandstone and shale. There is a north-west striking vein of calcite with galena and barytes.

There are 4 levels with crosscuts and some opencuts centred on SJ09202295.

There is an incline and tramway in the forestry at SJ09202295.

The engine house can still be seen at SJ09752305; it has now been converted to a dwelling. The chimney has been destroyed during conversion.

A crusher house and round buddles could formerly be seen on the dressing floors at SJ09752305 but these have since been destroyed by conversion of the engine house and the creation of a rear garden area.

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.