Ystumtuen Mine (Penrhiw Mine)

Ystumtuen Mine (Penrhiw Mine)
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52° 23' 28.878" N, 3° 51' 22.4712" W

Penrhiw is one of a group of ancient mines, worked through to the late 19th century, on the high ground north
of the Rheidol - see also Bwlchgwyn and Llwynteifi. They were, at times, worked as one concern and the features
evident on one sett cannot be view in isolation.

Features found on the Penrhiw sett date from at least the early 18th century through to the late 19th century. A central feature of the sett was the masonry collar of the Penrhiw Engine Shaft, the crusher house and an adjoining waterwheel pit. All the features found on these setts, are distinctive elements in the landscape of this remote part of upland Ceredigion. As such they were prominent in the designation of upland Ceredigion as a ‘Landscape of
Outstanding Historic Interest’.