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Brynford (also known as Valentine) lies in the community of Brynford in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ17707440. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18021 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (Valentine 1865-1877, Brynford 1889-1890)

Carboniferous Limestone with chert beds.

Valentine Mine, later worked by the Brynford Mining Company, worked the Bryniau cross-course vein in the area surrounding Ffrith Farm (SJ17457423). Several large shafts are discernible at SJ17607417, SJ17627418, SJ17647422, SJ17717437, SJ17737455 and SJ17477428, together with shafts and mounds surrounding Ty-draw (SJ17587405). The mine workings appear to be curtailed by the B5121 as it runs south-west from Capel Saron and Brynford crossroads. To the north-east of Frith Farm (SJ17457424) the shafts are capped with stone beehives in an area that has been landscaped for Holywell Golf Course. To the east of the B5121, further shaft mounds remain to the east of the children's playground in the area surrounding Brynsannan (SJ18207420).

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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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