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Westminster New

Westminster New (also known as Long Rake East) lies in the community of Halkyn in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19307080. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 103386 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (1868-1893)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The New Westminster Company invested heavily on land not previously mined attracted by the very rich ores being gained from adjoining setts. The area was cut by Eyton Lode, Pantygwlanod, Wagstaff, Waen and New Lodes. The main mine area, dressing floors and other related buildings has been cleared at SJ19307080, only earthwork mounds remain with bulldozed spoil. An area of shafts and mounds spreads eastwards across the mountain towards Halkyn. The area is cut to the south by the quarry. Many of the shafts are substantially capped with concrete beehives.

No evidence.

A Mining Journal of 1887 lists a 30" pumping engine for sale at the Grosvenor Mine.

No evidence.

Other features
Two disused limekilns at SJ19657093.

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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