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BLAEN TWRCH LEAD MINE

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NPRN 420073

Map Reference SN64NE

Grid Reference SN6820249931

Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Llanddewi Brefi

Type of Site LEAD MINE

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Post Medieval

Site Description A post-medieval trial level was driven to the east in Cwm Twrch, likely to find lead ore. The mine was presumably unsuccessful. It appears on the second edition 25” O.S. Map as ‘Old Level (Lead)’ indicating that it was disused by the turn of the twentieth century.

(Sources: Dyfed Archaeological Trust Historic Environment Record, PRN 18880; J. R. Foster-Smith, The Mines of Cardiganshire, British Mining No. 12 (Northern Mine Research Society, 1979), p. 89)
A.N. Coward, RCAHMW, 29.10.2018

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