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Mold Pantymwyn New shaft

Mold Pantymwyn New shaft lies in the community of Gwernaffield in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ20806520. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18132 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1901-1913)

The area lies at the eastern end of the Pantymwyn North Vein within the Cefn-y-Fedw Sandstone belt.

There is no mineral evidence surrounding the two isolated shafts and mounds at SJ20656505. The surrounding geology is very sandy. Returns were entered in this area for Gwernaffield for 1888/1889 only (Burt et al 1992). The sett was worked by the Pantymwyn Mining company from the early 19th to 1913, incorporated as Mold Mines and re-worked from 1938, when a new headframe was erected over the shaft. To the east at SJ20756520, partly within woodland and partly waste ground, is an area of more recent activity. The area to the east of it is concreted for haulage and the whole area has the appearance applicable modern workings on the New or Cae Mawr Shaft as it was known on the extreme east of the Rhydymwyn Vein. The area remains as a modern dump. The Sea Level tunnel was connected to New shaft after it had ceased operations on the sett. In the fields of pasture to the west of the New Shaft site, the shafts remain of the Pantybuarth United sett in the area of SJ20706510, being the eastern workings on the vein, Wynnes Shaft and Reeds Shaft.

No evidence.

Large concrete platforms remain as likely machinery foundations. The engine house housed a pumping engine and a capstan was also recorded on the site.

No evidence.

Other features
A ruinous brick building with a metal doorframe suggests 20th century construction.

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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