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Pen-yr-Henblas lies in the community of Brynford in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19007290. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18165 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (Early 19th century-1904)

Carboniferous Limestone with chert beds.

Much of the area to the south of Bryn Mawr has been heavily and richly mined for lead over a long period and more recently quarried for chert. The main mine sett and larger 19th century shafts have been lost to quarrying, but an area of shafts and mounds still surrounds the now disused quarry to the west of Henblas (SJ19207310).

Tracks lead uphill to a line of shafts between the two quarry areas.

The Mining Journal of 28/8/1858 lists a 45" pumping engine with two 33ft x 5ft boilers for sale. Several shafts appearing on the aerial photographs are large enough to accomodate whim platforms.

No evidence.

Other features
The foundations are visible of a rectangular building, possibly two-roomed at SJ18907315.

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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