Cwmystwyth Mine

Cwmystwyth Mine
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52° 21' 24.8832" N, 3° 45' 23.0256" W

Cwm Ystwyth is considered the most important non-ferrous metal mining site in Wales providing a premier example of mining heritage in Ceredigion. Within the site there is evidence for all phases of mining activity; from the Bronze Age, through the medieval period, to its revival in the 18th century and the peak of activity with a subsequent decline in the late 19th and the early 20th century.

It has been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.The site also features prominently in the Upland Ceredigion Landscape of Historic Interest.