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biggles95

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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 30/12/2007 22:43:08
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Hi all , having researched my family history i've discovered my ancestors were lead miners at Llangynog , i was wondering if any members have any info or pics of lead mining in that area or know of the best place to find out about it . The publications i've come across so far relate to mining in other parts of the country or different minerals . I would be grateful for any ideas or info . Thumbs Up IP: 86.128.59.230
SimonRL

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Joined: 27/11/2005
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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 30/12/2007 22:47:53
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Hi Biggles95

There are a few people registered on here from the Welsh Mines Society who might be able to help. I'm sure if anybody has any relevant info they'll reply here.

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JohnnearCfon

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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 30/12/2007 22:49:31
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There is a book that deals with the Tanat Valley, it's railway and industry. That might be of help.

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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 31/12/2007 11:23:15
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"Old metal Mines of Mid Wales No 5" Ther pound House, By David Bick. Try Mike Moore Books

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Moorebooks

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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 31/12/2007 12:09:05
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There is a British Mining Volume on llangynog - unfortunately I don't have any copies available at the moment

Mike
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Wyn

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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 02/01/2008 09:22:55
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There's also some documentation in the County Archive at Llandrindod Wells. IP: 217.155.53.153
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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 24/02/2019 22:49:23
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Hi. I’ve been down one of the lead mines in Llangynog. It goes down about 100m or more. I don’t think many have managed it IP: 86.129.90.228
John Griffiths

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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 25/02/2019 11:33:07
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The two books to get are these, although they're well out of print.

The Tanat Valley - Its Railways & Industrial Archaeology by Wilfred J Wren. David & Charles 1968

The Old Mines of the Llangynog District by Alan Williams
British Mining No. 26 NMRS 1985
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Jim MacPherson

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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 25/02/2019 11:39:48
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John Griffiths wrote:

The two books to get are these, although they're well out of print.

The Tanat Valley - Its Railways & Industrial Archaeology by Wilfred J Wren. David & Charles 1968

The Old Mines of the Llangynog District by Alan Williams
British Mining No. 26 NMRS 1985


The last one can be downloaded as a pdf from NMRS publications for a fiver.

Jim
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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 27/02/2019 22:02:20
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I visited Maengwynedd aka Cwm Maengwynedd last year. Nice walk up with a reservoir and drumhouse to see, and 'sort of' underground remains. IP: 143.159.62.253
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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 28/02/2019 13:41:13
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Moorebooks wrote:


There is a British Mining Volume on llangynog - unfortunately I don't have any copies available at the moment

Mike


I have a copy in stock now

Mike
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Lead mining at Llangynog
Posted: 13/03/2019 19:56:48
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I visited Powys Castle at Welshpool today and learned the Herbert family owned Llangynog district mines. All this is written in detail in British Mining no. 26. IP: 81.157.233.188
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