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Chimney 100m north of Gelliaraul Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangan, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4844 / 51°29'3"N

Longitude: -3.5023 / 3°30'8"W

OS Eastings: 295779

OS Northings: 177233

OS Grid: SS957772

Mapcode National: GBR HH.KPRS

Mapcode Global: VH5HL.7YTF

Entry Name: Chimney 100m north of Gelliaraul Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 July 2003

Last Amended: 22 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81311

Location: To the east of the lane to Gelliaraul Farmhouse and about 250m south of Mount Pleasant Farm.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Llangan (Llan-gan)

Community: Llangan

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built probably in 1855, it is not shown on the 1841 Tithe map. The chimney is the only surviving structure from the Llangan lead mine which was active in the late C19 from 1855-1879. The site had previously been worked in the C18 but this chimney marks its short period of reopening when it worked a rich four foot lode of silver and lead.


Built with a stone base and main shaft and a red brick upper shaft. Tall chimney with a square base going to a cylindrical shaft. It is in three parts like a telescope; the square base is battered going to a stone shaft, then a brick cornice and a smaller brick shaft with a second cornice band. The chimney is about 20m in height. It was the engine-house chimney for Llangan lead mine.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare survival from the local lead mining industry and as a notable landmark.

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