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Maeshafn Moel Findeg

Maeshafn Moel Findeg lies in the community of Nercwys in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ21206090. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18173 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Zinc (19th century-1903)

Cefn-y-fedw sandstone.

The later workings between 1896 and 1903 were carried out by Messrs Brunner Mond and Co less successfully. Their explorations drove eastwards beneath Moel Findeg, to include Cefn-hir, Lisburn, America, Jamaica and East Maeshafn setts. The adit level was extended to meet the Cefn-hir Shaft at SJ21206090, which is located to the south of America Farm. Lisburn Shaft was to the south-west of it. A run of shafts cross Moel Findeg in an east to west direction following the Maeshafn Vein.

A substantial metalled trackway traverses the mine area from America Farm at SJ21306085, passing through large limestone gateposts, probably 18th century, and appears to be the main route for transportation of ore. It runs eastwards towards the road at SJ21906100 and at this poiny could have continued across to the Smelter site at East Maeshafn.

The horse pulley shaft is possibly the mound lying to the east of the Youth Hostel, along the Maesysafn to Eryrys roadside at SJ20956055; the horse whims lies to the north of this road and below Moel Findeg, overlying the old Jamaica workings. A large rectangular pond remains at SJ21756090.

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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