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Powys Metal Mines Survey


Brynfedwen lies in the community of Llanbrynmair in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN85509701. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 8461 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (Pre 1853-1858)

Lower Silurian formation rocks. Four lodes were investigated on an E-W strike. Mineralisation includes lead and silver.

Two shafts are located at SN85209733 & SN85269707 and three levels are shown on the 1st edition 1887 map.

In 1855 a short railroad was constructed from the shaft on the top of the hill to the dressing floors .

A small reservoir at SN85309685 fed a crushing waterwheel at SN85389700.

A single crusher was recorded. The crushing machinery was removed to Cwmrhaiadr mine in 1858.

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.