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Taken 8-Aug-11
Visitors 18


HRS 227 Parys Mountain Copper Mine engine house

The Parys copper mine lies to the west of the small Anglesey port of Amlwch. Copper ore has been worked there since the Bronze Age and later during the Roman occupation. The main period of working was from 1768-1883 when it was the largest producer of copper ore in Europe. At Pearl Shaft, the Cornish engine house dates to 1819.

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Keywords:amlwch, anglesey, buildings, copper, cornish engines, cymru, engine, mining, mon, open-cast, parys mountain, pumping, steam, wales, ynys

HRS 227 Parys Mountain Copper Mine engine house