Nant-y-Garw Lead Mine, Llanwrthwl

A water-powered lead crushing mill and mine mill/wheel in the historic county of Brecknockshire, Wales.

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Nant-y-Garw is a Scheduled Ancinet Monument and comprises the remains of a 19th century lead mine including its water-management and transport systems, extraction and dressing processes with their power systems. Nant-y-Garw Lead Mine was operated for a short time at the end of the nineteenth century, between 1883 and 1899, and represents the well preserved remains of a single-period mine. The remains include a processing mill, jigger, crusher and stone breaker, a shaft with wooden framework, water wheel pit, level, leats, spoil tips, explosives magazine, and associated buildings such as the office and smithy. The dressing mill was designed to contain George Green's patent machinery made at the Cambrian Foundry in Aberystwyth, and is unique in being situated uphill of the shaft, linked to it by an up-haulage incline.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Nant-y-Garw
Mill function Lead crushing mill, Mine mill/wheel
Archive ID 13064
Location Llanwrthwl
Historic county Brecknockshire
Country Wales, United Kingdom
NGR SN 874 606
Latitude/longitude 52.23211448, -3.64969951




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