CPAT logo
Back Home
Clwyd Metal Mines
Mines index
Mine map

Clwyd Metal Mines Survey

Minera Union

Minera Union lies in the community of Minera in the county of Wrexham. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ25305250. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 104265 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (Early 19th century-1888)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The sett probably encompassed some of the earlier workings of Eisteddfod Mountain. The large company made considerabe returns for the late 19th century. The NGR given in Burt et al (1992) is in close proximity to Eisteddfod Mine and Twelve Apostles sett. A large shaft and horse whim circle remains at SJ25295253 and a second large shaft at SJ25395250. Other workings in the area are older and shallower. The company worked the Boundary sett from 1880 also. Minera Consols operating from 1872-1882 in the same area appear to have encompassed the workings of Twelve Apostles, and West Minera (1881-2) at SJ25405250.

No evidence.

Whim circle at SJ25295253.

No evidence.

Other features
The remains of stonework cottages were probably mine related. They stand derelict at SJ25355255.

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.

Privacy and cookies