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Minera Speedwells Shaft

Minera Speedwells Shaft lies in the community of Minera in the county of Wrexham. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ26905133. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18121 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1807-present day.)

Carboniferous Limestone.

Speedwell or No 7 shaft remains at SJ26905133 on the Main Vein to the south-west of Lloyd's Shaft. In 1920, the Wrexham and East Denbighshire Water Company re-opened the shaft, which remains on their property and is still in use for pumping.

The 1850s mineral railway passes the shaft.

Speedwell Engine House was built 1807 to house the 54" cylinder pumping engine.

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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