SN7570 : Davey Shaft, Glog Fawr Mine

taken 2 months ago, near to Ysbyty Ystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Davey Shaft, Glog Fawr Mine
Davey Shaft, Glog Fawr Mine
Glog Fawr Lead Mine was begun in 1835 by John Taylor who took over the Lisburne Lease in 1834. It was worked along with three other mines on Pen Glog throughout the 19thC, with varying degrees of success, but mostly at a profit.
In 1907 the Glog Fawr lease passed to the Lisburne Development Syndicate who sunk Davey Shaft, which can be seen immediately (and can be smelt from some way off due to the corpses of several sheep in the hole!) and associated spoil heap behind.
Considerable returns of ore were made, at times just inches away from Taylor's old workings inside the hill. It finally closed, never to reopen in 1920.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 31 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mine Shaft 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7501 7077 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.2453N 3:50.1152W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7501 7076
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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