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Minera Roy's Shaft

Minera Roy's Shaft lies in the community of Minera in the county of Wrexham. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ27225105. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 104276 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver/Zinc (1852-1913)

The Main Vein and Red Vein in Carboniferous Limestone.

Roys' Shaft is located alongside the mineral railway to the north-west of Meadows. The shaft and the sandstone foundations of the winding Engine House are within Area 3b of the Minera Reclamation Scheme conducted by Wrexham Maelor Borough Council, being between the mineral railway line and beneath the road to New Brighton. The shaft is capped and has a surrounding square stone wall. The area remains amid spoil and dense vegetation. Other named shafts in the area are Owen Jones, Brick and Oldfields.

The 1850s mineral railway serviced the site.

A 16" horizontal cylinder winding engine also pumped and powered the crusher for the dressing floors.

The dressing floors were on site and a new Smelt Works was built at New Brighton by the New Minera Lead Mining Company in 1888.

Other features
An old magazine is supposedly located in the woodland in the vicinity of SJ27005110.

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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