Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Industrial Wales - Mid and North Wales
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Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
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The industrial history and archaeology of Mid and North Wales

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Cwmystwyth Lead Mine

Quick links to :-     Cwmystwyth on the outside     Cwmystwyth on the inside     Ystrad Einion Copper Mine

What's left to see on the surface - SN 8025 7455

Crusher House No 1 and Pughs Level

Crusher House No 2

Cwmystwyth Court

Cottages to the West of the Dressing Mill

Drainage level East of Level Fawr

The Dressing Mill

Gills Lower Level

Gills Upper Level and the tramway incline

Kingside Shaft

Level-y-Fordd

Leat and aqueduct

Nevill Place and Old Place

Nevill Place was the managers house and Old Place was originally the barracks for the single workers.

Ystwyth Level, South Ystwyth Level and other sites


Inside Cwmystwyth Lead Mine

Quick links to :-     Cwmystwyth on the outside     Cwmystwyth on the inside     Ystrad Einion Copper Mine

Bonsalls Level Fawr

Cwmystwyth Lead Mine - level 1, possibly Rosa Level

Cwmystwyth Lead Mine - level 2, above Aqueduct

Cwmystwyth Lead Mine - level 3, below Aqueduct, possibly Taylors Level


Ystrad Einion Copper Mine

Quick links to :-     Cwmystwyth on the outside     Cwmystwyth on the inside     Ystrad Einion Copper Mine

Ystrad Einion Copper Mine - SN 7067 9382

Ystrad Einion Copper Mine was visited by the Gwent Caving Club in 2019. It dates back to 1700 if not earlier and was operated by the Flintshire Mining Company until closed in 1760. It was re-started in 1853 and the underground water wheel was installed in a disused stope c1870. The mine closed finally around 1900, having never been profitable even though they managed to mine copper, lead, zinc and a lsmall amount of silver.

Sluice on Nant Gwynllyn - SN 9316 6976

A sluice on the road from Rhayader to Cwmystwyth


Acknowledgments, sources and further reading.

British Mining No 17, 'Cwmystwyth', Northern Mines Research Society


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