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Erwfelin lies in the community of Cilcain in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ20206680. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18068 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1864-1871)

Carboniferous Limestone and shale beds.

The earthwork remains are probably trials for lead which were explored for a very short period by the Erwfelin Mining Company on the vein of that name.

The sett was incorporated into Halkyn District United Mines in 1928 and the Erwfelin Shaft was used as a down-cast shaft on their ventilation system.

No evidence.

The presence of the weir suggests some form of leat being taken from the River Alyn to power the mine in early workings. The dense undergrowth prevented further exploration along the riverbank (July 1993). An old flour mill uses a leat cut off from the weir shown on the 2nd edition OS map.

No evidence.

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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