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Clwyd Metal Mines Survey


Wagstaff lies in the community of Halkyn in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19707100. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18223 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (1869-1888)

The Wagstaff Vein runs through the Carboniferous Limestone of Halkyn Mountain.

Remaining evidence of workings consists of very large or deep shafts, many substantially capped with concrete beehives. The shafts cover an area on either side of the Rhes-y-cae to Halkyn Road and run from north to south towards the quarry area. There are no related structures and the area was the subject of a Prince's Trust Award in 1978 for land reclamation.

No evidence.

A dried-up reservoir at SJ2000071090 must be related to this site.

No evidence.

Other features
Two limekilns remain intact at SJ19657094.

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.