Bryntail Lead Mine Buildings
Bryntail Lead Mine Buildings
An industrial heritage site at the southern end of the Llyn Clwydog reservoir, just below the reservoir dam. Bryntail lead mine extracted lead ore during the 19th century, when the Llanidloes area was a thriving lead smelting region.
There were thre main shafts at Bryntail. Of these, the best surviving is Gundy's shaft, and most of the restored mine buildings are related to this shaft. There are crushing houses, ore bins, water tanks, roasting ovens, and a barytes mill on the site, as well as administrative buildings such as the mine manager's office, storage buildings, and a smithy. Bryntail is in the care of Cadw, and the site is currently open to visitors at any reasonable hour.