Clwyd Metal Mines Survey
lies in the community of Whitford in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ15407660.
The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18176 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.
Lead/Silver (Early 18th century-1906)
Black Carboniferous Limestone with chert beds.
The Abandoned Mine Plan of 1904, deposited at CRO, Hawarden illustrates two shafts for the Plantation Mine as Plantation Shaft on the Holway Vein and the Coetia Eithin Shaft.
The mine sett lay immediately to the south-east of the crossroads opposite the Waen workings. The site is now occupied by a new house in extensive grounds. Any related earthworks or structures have been lost.
A further area of shafts can be located to the rear of a disused farm at SJ15607660; they appear as overgrown mounds. The shafts on this farm and the land on which new bungalows are built to the north of it have been subject to serious collapse during the
past twenty years or so. The area seems to overlie the air shaft from Waen, which emerged at SJ15607660.
Plantation and Coetia Eithin Mines were drained by the Gorsedd Adit Level.
The Sale Catalogue for 1904 deposited at CRO Hawarden for Plantation Mine lists the Plant and Machinery and includes a pair of portable winding engines, a horizontal cornish pump, a donkey feed pump, a set of crushing rollers, 3 compartment jiggers, a
Blakes patent stone crusher, a pair of crushing rolls, trommels and lengths of launder etc. and an Evans Cornish pump with a suction condenser etc.
Documentary evidence only from the 1904 catalogue.
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.