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Westminster Bog East

Westminster Bog East lies in the community of Llanarmon-yn-ial in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ21305689. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18226 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (19th Century)

Limestone running into Cefn-y-Fedw Sandstone.

The Bog East Shaft was sunk at the eastern end of the Westminster Vein c1860. Stoddard's Silicon Quarries own the land and still pump the water for quarry use. The shaft, engine house foundations and chimney remain at SJ21305680. The shaft to the north-west is capped , but now has a portal for Quarry use. A second shaft is shown on the 1st edition OS map, but this remains only as a large spoil mound. To the south of the Bog East Engine House, a line of three shafts run north to south at SJ21305680.

No evidence.

The chimney survives to approx 8m high and 2m diameter. Stone built and circular, it stands on a square plinth with a bricked flue arch and the flue apparently running out to the east. The stone foundations of the engine house being south of the chimney, only survive to one course high, but give good indication of the plan of the engine house, boiler house, chimney and flue.

No evidence.

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.