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Cefn Spar

Cefn Spar lies in the community of Cilcain in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ18706650. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 102898 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Spar (20th century)

Carboniferous Limestone.

A line of at least five small shafts run in a north-east to south-west direction through the woods. A deep stone-lined shaft is fenced off at SJ18786656. Older workings for lead followed an east to west vein westwards from Coed-du Hall. Evidence remains of the modern spar mining in the form of a gated incline adit level; the track beds of the incline are still in situ and run uphill to a platform area and a corrugated workman's hut. The ruins of the stone-built loading hopper remain and its crude corrugated ore shute, which descends westwards via a revetment wall. The concrete base adjacent to the hut presumably housed the winding gear.

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This HTML page is reproduced from the Powys and Clwyd Metal Mine Surveys which were undertaken between May 1992 and December 1993 by Mark Walters and Pat Frost of the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust with financial support from Powys County Council, Clwyd County Council and Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Further information about this site is available in CPAT's Regional Historic Environment Record.
Page produced by Rachel Stebbings and Chris Martin.

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