Llanrwst Lead Mine

18m stone-and-brick built chimney stack, engine and boiler house

Date

21 July 2012
Location

Gwydyr Forest

SH 77961 59327; 53.11710°N, 3.82491°W

Information

The Llanrwst Lead Mine engine and boiler house stands in ruins adjacent to the grounds of Nant Bwlch yr Haearn Outdoor Education Centre in Gwydyr Forest. Built in 1876, the structure housed an 11-ton Cornish boiler and a 25-inch-cylinder condensing engine. The steam engine drove a winding drum and also supplied power, transmitted via a line of flat rods, to the nearby Endean Shaft, where a pumping system drained the mine.

Engine and boiler house

Engine and boiler house

Wall

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3 thoughts on “Llanrwst Lead Mine

  1. The red in the stone makes an interesting contrast to the various dhades of grey present in the scenes, particularly the first one.

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