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Chimney Stack SW of Brynlludw

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

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Latitude: 52.4788 / 52°28'43"N

Longitude: -3.5624 / 3°33'44"W

OS Eastings: 293985

OS Northings: 287912

OS Grid: SN939879

Mapcode National: GBR 9G.JTVQ

Mapcode Global: VH5BQ.6YKM

Entry Name: Chimney Stack SW of Brynlludw

Listing Date: 17 November 2004

Last Amended: 17 November 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83251

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located off the W side of a lane which leads to Van Farm. Immediately SW 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. A new shaft, known as Seaham's, was sunk c1870 to the S of the original deep shaft. Due to its depth a Cornish pumping engine was brought in from elsewhere, and erected c1876. This boiler stack was connected to the former engine house, which is no longer standing above ground level; the outline of the mine shaft is visible to the E and has recently been infilled. The engine house is shown on the Ordnance Survey of 1903, and in a photo of 1932.


Tall tapering octagonal stack of yellow firebrick with moulded octagonal iron cap to top, beneath which is a brick band. The shaft rests on a square brick base with moulded capstone.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a prominent and well-preserved boiler stack, a survival from an important regional industry, of which little else remains above ground level.

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  • II Chimney Stack NW of Cwm dylluan
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  • II The Garth Farmhouse
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  • II Farm Ranges at Cwm dylluan
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  • II Cwm dylluan
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  • II Glyn Clywedog
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