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Talargoch Walker's Shaft

Talargoch Walker's Shaft lies in the community of Dyserth in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ05638049. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18203 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver/Zinc (19th century)

Carboniferous Limestone.

Walker's Shaft, which worked Panton's Vein, remains identifiable at SJ05638049. Shaft was sunk in the 1870s (Frost, P, 1997).

The sett was served by the mineral railway.

The stonework remains of Walker's Engine House, Boiler House and chimney at SJ05668049 are defined as grassed over mounds in the field to the north-west of the Dyserth-Prestatyn Road, being the parcel of land identified as Tir-y-Gwynt on the 1799 Map of the Mines (Mostyn MSS). The 1750's leat traversed the site on its north-western side (PRN 86754).

The dressing floors were on the Maesyrerwddu site.

Other features
To the north-west of the shaft and remains, are the foundations of a small rectangular building, probably a magazine, PRN 86756.

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.