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Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles lies in the community of Minera in the county of Wrexham. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ25155270. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18210 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (1863-1884)

Carbonifarous Limestone.

Twelve Apostles was one of the smaller mines working in the north-western area of Minera. Brunton Symons Map of 1865 appears to put Apostles Shaft at SJ25335261, and the sett covers the stonework remains of a rectangular building at SJ25225265 and the adjacent shafts . To large shafts remain to the north of the rectangular building at SJ25125267 and SJ25285264. The 19th Century returns reference implies that the mine worked in the vicinity of the two large shafts the are distinguishable at SJ25095253 and SJ25135249, being the old shafts shown on the 1871 1st edition OS map.

No evidence.

The leat that runs in from Steddfod Pool contours the perimeter of the sett.

No evidence.

Other features
The stonework foundations remains of a large rectangular building which appears to be divided into at least four small rooms are located at SJ25225265. The earthwork remains of a rectangular building to the west of Eisteddfod Engine House are located at SJ25305260.

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.