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Talargoch Coetia Llys

Talargoch Coetia Llys lies in the community of Prestatyn in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ06308085. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18201 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (Early 19th century-1905)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The Coetia Llys Mine was operating in the early 19th century, when the Coetia Llys or Cae llys Shaft as it was also known as, had already been sunk by 1838. The shaft is capped off and landscaped on a parcel of land at SJ06328085, which is encompassed by old peoples bungalows and their rear gardens. Mostyn's Shaft sunk in the 1860s by the Talargoch Company worked the deepest part of the mine. Its engine house and chimney in the centre of Meliden were removed for a road widening scheme.

The remains of the mineral railway cuts the sett on its south-eastern perimeter.

Two 36" rotary engines worked a winding drum and pumping gear at Mostyn Shaft, along with compressor and air drill. They were serviced by two Lancashire boilers.

Ore was dressed at the north-eastern end of the Coetia Llys sett. A siding connected the processing plant with the Prestatyn-Dyserth Railway. An 18" vertical engine and a 14" high pressure engine powered a Blake's Stone Crusher.

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.