Nant Y Garw Mine

Nant Y Garw is in a remote part of the Claerwen Valley. A Vein was discovered around 1877 and work commenced on the mine in 1882. The first sales of Lead Ore was in 1883. Builth Lead Mining Co Ltd bought the mine in 1886 and worked the mine till 1893. Nantgarw Mining Co Ltd continued working the mine till 1899 after which work at the mine was abandoned. The recorded output from the mine was 2177 tons of Lead Ore concetrates.
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Nant Y Garw Adit

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Remains of the Water Wheel Pit and the entrance to the Mine Adit, a drainage adit.




Nant Y Garw Water Wheel Pit

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Remains of the Water Wheel Pit.



Magazine

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Remains of the mine magazine which is located at some distance to the east, a track leads up to it. The building is still intact but without a roof, measuring 5.0 x 3.3m and 3.3.m high.




The Smithy

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Remains of the mine magazine which is located at some distance to the east, a track leads up to it. The building is still intact but without a roof, measuring 5.0 x 3.3m and 3.3.m high.





The Barracks

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Possible barracks with the one on the right in the picture has a rectangular slot suggesting the position of machinery.


Remains of Buildings

Remains of Buildings.




The Mine Shaft

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Remains of the Mine Shaft and Bob-Pit.




A Former Part

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A Former Building

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This structure is partly buried by spoil, but consists of a stone revetted platform measuring 15 x 13m, with the remains of a machine base in the middle and a series of timber tanks and launders along the north-east extemal wall.


Green's Processing Mill

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The Green's Processing Mill. The property appears to have been in the possession of George Green of Aberystwyth for a short time. Green (1824-1895) owned the Cambrian Foundry, and supplied mining equipment to mines in mid-Wales and further afield. Green patented his "self-acting dressing machinery", which included crusher rolls, jiggers, buddies and classifiers, installed in purpose-built mills, which were powered by water wheels. The remains of the Green's processing mill survive at Nantgarw, although they are difficult to interpret.




The Leats

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Three leats for the mine, the shortest one running from Nant Y Carw stream which may of had a dam built across the stream. The longest leat was constructed in 1893 to carry water from LLyn Carw 2km to the west.




Early working

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Possibly the earliest working of the Nantygarw lead mine are associated with this now collapsed level.



Ore Bin 3

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Ore Bin 3.


Ore Bin 4

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Ore Bin 4.


The Mine From Above

Looking down at the mine shaft, remains of a building, Ore Bin 4 and possibly a Whim Circle.


The Mine From Above

Looking down from above.



Other Remains

Other Remains.



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