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William Hughes to Arthur Hughes. Talks about the natural and antiquarian history of the Great Orme, referring to earlier cultivation, and to Ffridd y Wiga which was cultivated in WH's time. Pant y rhedyn is also called Pant yr Eglwys; refers also to Dol Fechan, Hafnant and Cerrig Uffern, the surface of which is rough as if prehistoric quadrupeds had trampled upon it. Reminds AH that the sea has also taken tracts of land from here, and says that the old Abbey at Gogarth has lost much through landslips.

Talks about the copper mines and refers to the 'Drum and Jerry' steam engine that wound the copper ore and debris to the surface. Describes a hill called Bryniau Poethion where copper was found close to the surface; this used to be covered in debris and pits, but assumes it has been flattened for safety.