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Chwarel Wen

Chwarel Wen lies in the community of Brynford in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ17607388. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18042 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (19th Century)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The workings follow a north-south vein on the western side of the road (B5121) from Groesfford Farm to Brynford. Three shafts are located on the farmland at Pen-y-ffordd at SJ17487362, SJ17497363 and SJ17507366. A single shaft to the east of the road at SJ17517360 is overshadowed by the large electricity pylons. To the north of Pen-y-fford, an area of wasteground, all dangerously overgrown has the appearance of a well established household dump. The more noticeable shafts are at SJ17547376, SJ17547384, SJ17627387, SJ17557395, SJ17587389 and to the east of the road at SJ17667387 and SJ17727388. A natural limestone outcrop appears at SJ17627382.

No evidence.

No evidence.

No evidence.

Other features
Two disused limekilns remain at SJ17567387.

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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