Treoes and LLangan History Group
Meets monthly at the Heritage Hub. If you’re interested in joining please contact Rob Owen on 07734568509.
Llangan Lead Mine Visit
We wanted to get up close to the chimney that is all the above ground structures that remain of the once busy lead mine in Llangan. We hoped to get a feel for the site and see what we could find to help to build a picture of the works that were there in the mid 19th century. Thank you to the landowner for making us welcome.
The 20m chimney is almost intact, apart from some cracking at the top. We could see part of the shape of the building it was attached to from stones from the base of the walls. This building was probably built in 1855 and housed a cornish engine that was bought to drain the mine. The 2 or 3 story building would have contained the large cross beam and pump powered by coal.