Llanrwst Lead Mine

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


21 July 2012

Gwydyr Forest

SH 77961 59327; 53.11710°N, 3.82491°W


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



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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