SN7890 : Hyddgen Lead Mine

taken 10 years ago, near to Afon Hyddgen [water Feature], Powys, Great Britain

Hyddgen Lead Mine
Hyddgen Lead Mine
There are a number of abandoned lead mines near Hyddgen LinkExternal link on both sides of the river. They used to work the same mineral vein as the much larger mining complex at Dylife LinkExternal link . Mining for lead and copper began in 1873 but the site was abandoned within a few years, although a leat, waterwheel and tramway had been built to support the works LinkExternal link . Traces of these remain, such as the remnants of the tramway pictured here. The site description on Coflein[1] states rather worryingly,
"Although [...] not visible in the field, there must be an obscured shaft at this location, in view of the presence of three spoil tips" LinkExternal link .
1. Coflein
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) maintains a web data base ('Coflein') of all the records it holds. Each data set has a short description and is classified in terms of period and function, and sources of surveys of the location are given. Search Coflein at: LinkExternal link
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SN7890, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009
Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 783 906 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.9808N 3:47.6537W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 783 907
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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