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CWMSYMLOG LEAD MINE (GENERAL);EAST DARREN LEAD MINE

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NPRN 33830

Map Reference SN68SE

Grid Reference SN69938374

Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Trefeurig

Type of Site LEAD MINE, SILVER MINE

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Post Medieval

Site Description Cwmsymlog or East Darren Lead Mine was a very rich mine complex that was extensively worked in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. While most of the site has been landscaped and re-seeded to prevent the spread of lethal dust, although the masonry chimney stack of a ruined engine house survives.

The stack was repaired and consolidated in 2006-7 under the 'Spirit of the Miners' initiative. It was opened in 2007 with a new interpretation panel for visitors, and a new village sign declaring the historic importance of the mine.

T. Driver, RCAHMW, 29 Feb 2008.
Claire Parry, RCAHMW, 7 June 2011

SOURCES: Association for Industrial Archaeology: A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Mid-Wales, 1984

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