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Latitude: 52.2348 / 52°14'5"N
Longitude: -3.6328 / 3°37'58"W
OS Eastings: 288588
OS Northings: 260876
OS Grid: SN885608
Mapcode National: GBR YC.17J6
Mapcode Global: VH5D0.Z3B4
Entry Name: Nant-y-Car South Lead Mine
Scheduled Date: 18 July 1997
Source ID: 1129
Cadw Legacy ID: BR232
Schedule Class: Industrial
Category: Lead mine
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a 19th century lead mine including its water-management and transport systems, extraction and dressing processes with their power systems. The mine operated from about the 1850s to the 1880s. The remains include a masonry lined shaft, bob pit, winding equipment, timber ladder, shoring below water level, several drainage adits, tramway, ore bins, picking floors, crusher house, crusher house wheel pit, leat, platforms, jig platforms and circular buddles likely to retain their timber bedding.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance and illustrate our knowledge and understanding of mining technology from a single period. Lead mines may be part of a larger cluster of industrial monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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