CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 8461 - Brynfedwen

NGR :- SN85509701 (SN89NE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - Lead mine (Structure - Near destroyed )

Lead (Pre 1853-1858)

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

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

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

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

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

Other features No evidence.

Sources:-
Bick, D E , 1977 , The Old Metal Mines of Mid Wales 4 , 27
Bick, D E , 1990 , The Old Metal Mines Of Mid-Wales , 28-29
CPAT visit form , 1983 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1995 , ,
Foster-Smith, J R , 1978 , "The Mines of Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire ", British Mining 10 , 16 .
Jones, J A & Moreton, N J M , 1977 , The Mines and Minerals of Mid-Wales , 12
Jones, O T , 1922 , "Lead and Zinc. The Mining District of North Cardiganshire and West Montgomeryshire ", Memoirs of the Geological Survey 20 , 16 .
Ordnance Survey map , 1887 , , 1st Edition 25 inch Map
Thomas, D , 1998 , Hafren Forest Archaeological Assessment , CPAT report 281 June 1998 .

Events:-
Visit CPAT / 1995(/ /) - Forestry
Visit FEWHAP / 1998(21/05/98) -

record created 31/12/95 , last updated 11/02/04
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004)



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