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Chimney Stack W of Brynlludw

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanidloes Without (Llanidloes Allanol), Powys

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Latitude: 52.4792 / 52°28'45"N

Longitude: -3.5625 / 3°33'45"W

OS Eastings: 293976

OS Northings: 287956

OS Grid: SN939879

Mapcode National: GBR 9G.JTT9

Mapcode Global: VH5BQ.6YHB

Entry Name: Chimney Stack W of Brynlludw

Listing Date: 17 November 2004

Last Amended: 17 November 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83242

Location: Located off the W side of a lane which leads to Van Farm. Immediately W of Brynlludw bungalow.

County: Powys

Community: Llanidloes Without (Llanidloes Allanol)

Community: Llanidloes Without

Locality: Van

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The Van mines were exploited for lead from 1866, and were managed by Captain William Williams and owned by Earl Vane. The first deep shaft was operated by a winding engine, and this boiler stack was connected to it; some rubble foundations of the engine house are still visible at ground level. A new shaft, known as Seaham's, was sunk c1870 a short distance to the S; both engine houses are shown on the Ordnance Survey of 1903.


Tall tapering octagonal stack of yellow firebrick which stands to approximately two-thirds of its original height. The shaft rests on a square brick base with moulded capstone.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a prominent survival from an important regional industry, of which little else remains above ground level, and for group value with the full-height boiler stack just to its S.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Chimney Stack SW of Brynlludw
    Located off the W side of a lane which leads to Van Farm. Immediately SW of Brynlludw bungalow.
  • II Village Institute, Van
    Located in the village, to the W of the post-office.
  • II Chimney Stack NW of Cwm dylluan
    In an isolated position approx. 1km N of Van, and visible from a footpath leading N from the lane running from Van to Staylittle.
  • II The Garth Farmhouse
    Located in a low-lying position off the road leading N from Llanidloes to Van, and 0.6km SW of Van.
  • II Farm Ranges at Cwm dylluan
    Located across the farmyard to the SW of the farmhouse.
  • II Cwm dylluan
    Located at the end of a track which runs N off the road leading from Van towards Staylittle. Approx. 1km N of Van
  • II Ty Llwyd
    Located at the end of a farm road running N off the B4518, just NW of its junction with the road leading to Van.
  • II Glyn Clywedog
    Located off the S side of the road which leads from the B4518 to the Llyn Clywedog dam, and approx. 2km from the dam. The house is set above the Afon Clywedog.

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