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Waen lies in the community of Whitford in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ15407690. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18221 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver/Zinc (1889-1913)

Carboniferous Limestone with chert beds.

The Waen Mines Ltd worked the Merllyn Lode, cutting an east to west vein in the vicinity of Waen Pig Farm. The mine also cut into the Gorsedd Day Level that was re-opened in 1878, being cut in from the north near Tre-Eden-Owain. The working area of the mine is now cleared and occupied by two mobile homes at SJ15357695, opposite the entrance to Waen Farm. Further shafts and trials have been lost to improved pasture in the field to the north-east of the crossroads. To the south-east of the crossroads, modern housing occupies the sett that was worked by the nineteenth century Plantation Mine. The Air Shaft for Waen apparently was located at SJ15607660.

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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.