Clwyd Metal Mines Survey
lies in the community of Llanferres in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ20405960.
The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18148 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.
The Pant-Du Vein traverses Carboniferous Limestone outcrops.
The Pant-du Vein ran eastwards from the River Alyn through a limestone ridge. Evidence of workings within the area of Pant-du are spread over three seemingly distinct areas.
Shafts and spoil heaps fall downhill along the northern slopes of the limestone ridge to the south of the road leading to Burley Hill Quarry.
A second area of shafts and spoil lie in the field west of the Pant-du farm buildings running up the southern foothills of the limestone hill.
Goodwin's shaft is identifiable as a mound at SJ20605950. The Pant-du Company incorporated the earlier workings of the Goodwin's Mine.
Archaeology may have been lost to the quarrying to the west of this. The Pant-Du Engine Shaft was to the west of Goodwin's.
The extreme western workings of the vein were in the Tir-y-Coed Woods. A single shaft at SJ21305960 lies to the north-west of Woodland Cottage and earthworks suggest an incline to bring the ore downhill and eastwards to the dressing floors around the
Goodwin's Shaft area.
The whim shaft immediately to the west of Tir-y-coed farm is referrred to as the Truro whim and is unlikely to be part of Pant-Du workings.
On the western flanks within the woodland of Big Covert, a stone chimney survives to full height, although its outer stonework has fallen away on its western side (SJ20305960). Its flues are intact on either side, but no other evidence remains in the
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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