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Posted: 02/08/2018 09:56:21
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Hi, Does anyone know anything about the Lead mines at Llangan, vale of Glamorgan. Just wondering how extensively worked they are? I think there are roman mines that were reopened in Victorian times. IP: 86.129.20.230
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Posted: 08/08/2018 00:07:32
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I heard a bit about them when I was doing stuff with the Glamorgan & Gwent branch of the national vintage tractor & engine club. One of the members had bought a place in this area with a vertical shaft in his back garden. Another club member, an ex-NCB maintenance fitter, was going to explore it with me, but we never got to it. I saw a photo taken from the garden.... didn't look especially deep, possibly a household aluminium extension ladder would have reached the bottom.

More musings that useful info, but they are certainly known about. Might think of who to ask.... I know someone who does gardening work in the Vale.
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Posted: 08/08/2018 01:28:47
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Hope this helps.

Page 12 in link below, (complete with survey).

http://www.swcc.org.uk/aboutswcc/newslett/archive/No_24.pdf

Archives.

http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/33957/details/llangan-lead-mine-1-gelliaraul

Images.

http://s358.photobucket.com/user/mgprocto/library/?sort=3&page=1
IP: 109.147.152.214 Edited: 08/08/2018 01:36:55 by Morlock
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Posted: 08/08/2018 09:25:51
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Straight on the case and bristling with useful info! Thank you, Morlock! IP: 143.159.217.163
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Posted: 08/08/2018 09:57:26
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Thank you both, really helpful. The Caving club newsletter was interesting and as an aside have to agree about the comments made about Ogof y Ci.

I've been doing some digging and have come across
http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510164/1/WAVG85002.pdf

Section 4.3 discusses the Lead mines. It seams that they were worked along faults.

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