Mountains and Orefields: Metal Mining Landscapes in Mid and North-East Wales

Overview

The extraction of natural resources has had a profound effect on the Welsh landscape, and the exploitation of metal ores has been a feature of rural upland landscapes since the Bronze Age. This report breaks new ground by providing a synthesis of information on a range of non-ferrous metal mining sites, and a broad chronological framework from Roman to Victorian times-focusing in most detail on the period of rapid expansion in workings during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Overview

The extraction of natural resources has had a profound effect on the Welsh landscape, and the exploitation of metal ores has been a feature of rural upland landscapes since the Bronze Age. This report breaks new ground by providing a synthesis of information on a range of non-ferrous metal mining sites, and a broad chronological framework from Roman to Victorian times-focusing in most detail on the period of rapid expansion in workings during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781902771472
  • Publisher: CBA/ Catrina Appleby
  • Publication date: 12/31/2004
  • Series: CBA Research Report Series
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 11.72 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Geological and historical background 7
2 Interpreting the mining landscapes of mid Wales 29
3 Interpreting the mining landscapes of north-east Wales 101
4 Managing mining landscapes 158
App. 1 Gazetteer of metal mines in mid Wales 166
App. 2 Gazetteer of metal mines in north-east Wales 168
Index 184
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