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Plas Winter

Plas Winter (also known as Plasresgob) lies in the community of Halkyn in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19956915. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 103425 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (1897-1913)

Carboniferous Limestone.

No returns were made for the Plasyresgob Company operating 1897-97 on the same sett as the Plas Winter Mining Company. The Mine began operations in an attempt to locate the Bryngwiog Vein to the east of the Nant-figallt fault. At the NGR for Plas Winter given in Burt et al (1992) only earthworks remain in the area to the south-east of Moel-y-crio, which continues on an easterly vein towards Moel-y-gaer Hillfort (SJ20106910). This very large later mining company made considerable returns for lead and silver and employed a large workforce from 1888-1913. From 1906, it operated as part of the Bryngwiog Mine, which covered some 265 acres of mineral rites to the south of Moel-y-crio.

No evidence.

No evidence.

The pools that still hold water to the west of Moel-y-gaer may have served the dressing floors. An area of waste lies along the public footpaths to the north of Llety'r'Eos (SJ19906885).

Other features
No evidence.

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.
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