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Maeshafn Main Site

Maeshafn Main Site lies in the community of Llanferres in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19806110. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18049 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Zinc (Early 18th-1903)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The area referred to as the mian mine site on the plan deposited at CRO Hawarden is now overgrown with woodland. A single shaft is identifiable at SJ19816111, to the south-east of Bryn Hyfryd. No 5 shaft was Pen-y-bryn, some 5.50ft diameter and driven to a depth of 310 yds. No.6 shaft was Pen-y-nant, 3.50ft diameter and driven to a depth of 40 yds.

No evidence to suggest anything other than horse-drawn transport.

No evidence.

Dressing floor areas are located on the riverbank (PRN 102915).

Other features
Bryn-Hyfryd house at SJ19766103 appears to have been the mine office. Other buildings in the vicinity must be associated with the stables and smithy. The late 17th or early 18th century Nant Cottage at SJ19606100 is a Grade II Listed building (CADW ref no 25/23/29). Originally built as a farmhouse, it was reputedly converted to a row of five cottages for workers at the local lead mine.

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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