Castle-an-Dinas Mine Gallery 2, this page contains images of the interior of the buildings around South Shaft, and the remains in the area around North Shaft.
The forge in the Blacksmiths Shop at Castle-an-Dinas Mine South Shaft Complex. It was remarkable that these buildings had been subjected to so little vandalism, it was like walking back in time.
The interior of the Mine Workshop/Smithy at South Shaft, a long forgotten work bench infront of a boarded up window.
A final image of the mine forge, the gas feed can be seen in the bottom left hand corner.
The interior of a boarded up room at South Shaft, this was thew auxiliary boiler room.
The interior of the combined Compressor and Pumping Engine House at South Shaft. The compressor was on the right of the image with the gearing for the Cornish Pumps on the left, the oil engines that drove these was placed behind the camera.
The remains of an old fashioned Electrical Fuse Box in the South Shaft Compressor House.
This image shows the interior of the Lancashire Boiler House at Castle-an-Dinas Mine South Shaft.
A second lower image of the boiler house, the stairs led into the Pump/Compressor room.
Behind the boiler house and underneath the engine room floor was a tight set of passages.
Just under floor level ran an old steam pipe.
A clearer view of the steam pipe heavily lagged in asbestos, a heavy steel girder is supporting the floor above.
The rest of the images on this page Castle-an-Dinas Mine Gallery 2 were taken around the North Shaft complex of the Castle-an-Dinas Mine site, all taken in 1998 I am informed the site is now overgrown. It should be noted that the building are on private land. Castle-an-Dinas Mine Gallery 2
The building on this side of the hill had suffered over the years, not as well preserved as the buildings around South Shaft.
This side of the hill was more overgrown, little of the processing mill survives. This small building contained a diesel engine that powered the processing mill machinery.
A closer view of the same building, quite well preserved but used by the farmer for hay storage.
I was surprised to see it was built on a concrete and block plinth.
Perched on the wall of the building is an old electrical insulator.
The first view of the North Shaft area Miner’s Dry, this was where the miners would get changed before and after shifts.
The years had not been kind to the dry, the roof in this side had all collapsed.
Looking into the dry, this was where the miners would store their change of clothes.
The roof was quite intact in this side of the building, this was the toilet and washing area.
This was a lovely building to photograph, textures and patterns everywhere.
A final image of the exterior of the Miners Dry.
This image is the interior of the North Shaft Winder House at Castle-an-Dinas Mine.
Similar to the South Winder house this building was very well preserved.
A detailed image showing the concrete loadings for the winder.
A final image of North Shaft, this is the remains of one wall of the processing mill. Also of interest is an explosives safe, it’s doubtful this dates from the mines operation, perhaps some mining was done after the official closure.
I loved this site, the buildings were very photogenic and interesting, wandering around in the sun I happily fired off several films.
Mine buildings of this era are rare and it would be good to see them preserved.
Castle-an-Dinas Mine Steam Winder