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Garth lies in the community of Cilcain in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ14906440. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18074 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Gold trials (1888-91)

Ludlow Rocks of the Silurian age.

A Mine Plan of 1897 shows lodes running east to west and north to south with the site cut by a stream. The workings were apparently situated on the left hand side of the road as it runs uphill from Plas Newydd (SJ16006510). Workings appear to have been scattered levels and not very deep. There is no evidence to separate the workings of Penmachno and Garth, which were in the same area. Disused workings are scattered on in the vicinity of SJ14906440 and SJ15006440, running eastwards towards the reservoir (SJ15506420). No evidence of workings appear in the vicinity of Garth itself (SJ15807450).

No evidence.

No evidence.

The Mining Journal of 1888 refers to the mine owner Captain Hughes installing crushing and washing machinery.

Other features
A smithy is marked on the 1897 mine plan.

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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