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Cat Hole West

Cat Hole West (also known as Pilkington's) lies in the community of Gwernymynydd in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ20206270. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18033 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1826-1904)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The Pilkington's Vein ran west from Cathole and was worked through the woodland to the west of the Cathole to Gwernaffield Road down to the River Alyn. The Old Engine Shaft remains to the south of Cefn Mawr Hall at SJ20456305. West Whim Shaft remains overgrown at SJ20326291. Footway and Bartlay's Shafts remain in this area to the south of Cefn-Mawr Hall. The area bears the earthwork scars of earlier mining activity than the Taylor period, but the area appears to have been intensely mined in the 19th century.

The old mine track runs in north to the area off the Mold to Loggerheads Road. The area is much used by the public as it adjoins the Loggerhead Country Park.

The old whim circle at SJ20326291.

The woodland clearance area is littered with tailings in the area of SJ20256270. Ore was recorded as being taken to Pantybuarth (103203) for dressing.

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.
Page produced by Rachel Stebbings and Chris Martin.

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