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Rhydymwyn Cefn Mawr

Rhydymwyn Cefn Mawr lies in the community of Cilcain in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ20806630. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18195 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Zinc/Iron (1900-1902)

The mine site lies on a bed of Holywell shales close to the River Alyn.

Close examination of the workings was impossible as the area is a highly fenced off woodland within an Industrial Estate. It was only possible to verify that the shaft marked by the OS at SJ20856650 still exists as a mound. Documentary evidence refers to this as the Rhydymwyn Iron Shaft. There are no other traces of mine workings although the site represented the later workings in the Rhydymwyn area by the Brunner Mond Company.

No evidence.

The Iron shaft was engine powered with an A-frame for winding.

No evidence.

Other features
No evidence.

The Mine Ownership for 1900-1902, during its brief operation was Brunner Mond & Co.L.T.D., who apparently abandoned it in 1902. Brunner Mond had developed a method of processing Zinc ore. Actual mining on the site may only have been a very small part of their operations in the vicinity.

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.