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Posted: 16/12/2016 15:39:01
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Anyone know anything about Carnedd? SO018907
I found it whilst browsing around on Streetmap and NLS Maps.

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Posted: 16/12/2016 17:03:52
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http://www.cpat.org.uk/projects/longer/histland/caersws/swsind.htm
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"Trial mine shafts or levels are recorded near Little London (on the hills north-east of Llandinam), at Carnedd Mine Wood (north-west of Llandinam), and at Llwyn-y-brain Cottage (north-east of Caersws). Little has been traced of the history of these enterprises, though it seems likely that they may have been dug in the late 19th century in an attempt to trace an eastwards extension of the lead-rich lode being actively exploited at Van north of Llanidloes at this period."

also http://walesher1974.org/herumd.php?linktable=her_source1_link&group=CPAT&level=3&docid=301300835

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Posted: 16/12/2016 18:30:10
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Thanks. I see there's a level at Llawr y Glyn south of the river Trannon at Cwm y Fforest. Probably the same thing.

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Posted: 16/12/2016 21:03:16
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J.R.Foster-Smith "The mines of Montgomery & Radnorshire" (British Mining no.10), Sheffield, 1978, p.11:

"26. Llwyn-y-brain. Llanwnog parish. So 047 932. A trial shaft has been sunk here, presumably to trace the expected continuation to the east of the vein system worked at the Van Mine. The trial occurs in Llandovery rocks of Ordovician age and does not appear to have been successful, though no details of its history are known."

Foster-Smith's note is probably based on the "Old Shaft (Lead)" labelled on the 1885 OS six inch map, which also marks a small tip. Modern satellite photos seem to show uneven ground but partial tree cover makes them difficult to interpret.

"27. Carnedd. Llandinam parish. SO 019 906. Further trials for the presumed eastward continuation of the Van vein system were made here in Llandovery rocks of Ordovician age. A crosscut level was driven south into the northern slopes of Cefncarnedd and a shaft was sunk from higher up the slopes of the hill. The trial was evidently not successful, but nothing relating to its history has been seen."

Foster-Smith's note is probably based on the "Trial Shaft" and "level" labelled on the 1885 OS six inch map. This map also marks "Magazine" a little west of the shaft and a feature that appears to be a second, shallower level between the shaft and the level that is labelled. There are two small buildings, both roofed at the time of the survey, at the lower level, and one small building, also roofed at the time of the survey, at the upper level. The upper level's tip is rather small; the lower level's tip is larger. These locations are wooded on satellite photos. It would be interesting to learn what features survive on the ground.

No workings are noted by Foster-Smith in the area around Little London. I can't see any workings marked around Little London on the 1885 OS six inch map but there is a "Trial Shaft" labelled on the 1901 OS six inch map at SO 045 892. This location is partly wooded on modern satellite photos.
IP: 176.24.183.105 Edited: 16/12/2016 22:29:51 by Graigfawr
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