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Holway Rake

Holway Rake (also known as Holywell Level (Great Holway Mining Co)) lies in the community of Holywell in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ17407650. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18104 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (18th century-1906)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The 19th century returns' records (Burt et al 1992) reference the Holway Rake and the Holywell Level Company as working the cross-cut of the Holway Vein, which ran north from the Old Whimsey shaft at SJ17457644 to Eyton's Shaft (PRN 103435) at SJ17427685. In 1877, the Mines were incorporated into the Great Holway Mining Company. Earthworks are visible in the vicinity of Eyton's Shaft, being north of St Bueno's Church; but south of this, evidence has possibly been lost to the modern housing estate. The Old Whimsey Shaft lies south of the house called The Hetlands and the shafts continuing to the south of this were probably worked by the Coetia Ball and Grange Mines. The Mines were drained by the Boat Level.

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Other features
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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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