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Roundton lies in the community of Churchstoke in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SO2921094670. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 7085 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Roundton, CPAT photo Lead/Barytes trials (1920)

Ordovician Stapeley formation volcanics with calcite, barytes and galena mineralisation in an east-west striking vein.

A single level enters the hillside behind 'Green Acres' with a small spoil heap outside

The sleeper impressions of the former tramway can still be seen in the floor of the level.

No evidence.

No evidence.

Other features
No evidence.

Description above is misleading. There is an area of mineworkings on S and W slopes of Roundton Hill. See PRNs 80159, 80147, 80148, 80151, 79612 & 80150 for individual component sites. Early workings may have been for lead - records date back to 1772 (Britnell, Martin & Hankinson 2000), and are likely to have been located on the site of the level shown by OS in 1882. Site was worked during the later 19th Century for barytes. Mine workings were fairly extensive, if small-scale. Much of the workings may have been no more than trials. PRN 80147 is a level with former tramway and a spoil tip with probable building platform cut into it (PRN 80148). Workings also include a substantial open cut (PRN 80151), adit (PRN 79612) and shallow surface trial workings (PRN 80150).(CPAT 2001)

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.