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Bryntail Lead Mine
Llanidloes, Powys, Wales
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The Bryntail Lead Mine is a piece of Welsh industrial history. The mine stands directly beneath the Clywedog dam at the southern end of the Llyn Clywedog reservoir north of Llanidloes, Powys. This is an open site, accessible at any time by way of a footbridge over Afon Clywedog, and the site is signposted from the B4518 north west of Llanidloes.

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