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Old Rake

Old Rake lies in the community of Halkyn in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ20407060. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18146 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (Early 18th-19th century)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The Old Rake was worked to the west of Halkyn by the Quaker Company in the early 18th century. Much of the archaeology has been lost to quarrying. The area to the north-west of the wireless station remains littered with shallow workings and spoil mounds, being also the area of the 19th century New North Halkyn Mine and the later 20th century workings of the Halkyn District United Mines Ltd.

The 20th century underground diesel railway runs through the sett.

The sett was drained in the 20th century by the Deep Level Tunnel.

The 20th century mill and dressing areas of the Halkyn District United Mines later worked the sett.

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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