Wales Metal Mines of Llanengan, Mining Ventures in a North Wales Parish

Metal Mines of Llanengan, Mining Ventures in a North Wales Parish

SKU 409478
Weight 0.62 kg


John Bennett and Robert Vernon HB 149pp

From the authors of "Mines of the Gwydyr Forest" a similar analytical and informed approach has been used with an infectious enthusiastic easy to read style which has been adopted. It is clear that some very in-depth research has gone into producing this volume - references from 1638 are quoted. First question where is it? this is easily answered on the Lleyn Peninsula on St Tudwal?s Headland south of Abersoch as opening chapter provides answers and maps to whet the readers appetite and set the scene for the rest of the volume. There are plenty of maps and supporting diagrams which help support the detailed research information. The book is well styled and introduces the mining history in a logical sequence. It starts with dispensing with the usual Roman and Bronze Age connections. Mining started in the early 17th Century which documentation proves. The majority of taking place in the 18th and 19th Century with Lead, Zinc and Copper being produced in varying quantities. There are plenty of mine sections which will help anyone interested in finding out if there are any accessible workings. There are very few remains left on surface and the underground is flooded. Typically of this part of Wales there are no old photographs. As a result I felt that there were too may photos of the Port Nigel Chimney including the nice colour one on the front dust jinxed of the book which provides the reader with an opportunity to visit the area and see the surface remains and features which the book successfully interprets for you. The authors have listed chapter by chapter all the source references to make future study easier. This is an excellent publication and sets a good standard, I also like the hard back quality at an affordable price. This area has not been covered before and will sit well within any collection of Welsh mining. (includes 30 maps and diagrams, 20 black and white photographs).
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