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Pen-y-Garreg Wen

Pen-y-Garreg Wen lies in the community of Llanferres in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19706296. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18238 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (18th century)

Carboniferous Limestone.

Documentary evidence in the form of early leases deposited at CRO, Hawarden and referred to in Williams (1987) affirm the small-scale workings in this area on land owned by the Grosvenors on Mold Mountain. The Pen-y-Garreg Wen Mine worked the area in the mid-19th century on the western end of the Cathole Vein. The main mine workings were on the east banks of the River Alyn with the main shafts on the top of the limestone cliffs above. Old shafts remain in the woodland of Coed Pwll-y-blawdd which now forms part of Loggerheads Country Park. The shaft at SJ19706295 appears to have been a whim shaft. The mine operated in the same area as the later Glanalyn Mine.

No evidence.

The whim shaft remains at SJ19706295. Williams (1987, 17) documents the waterwheels installed on the River Alyn that powered the pump rods which ran uphill to the Pen-y-Garreg Wen Shaft.

The dressing floor areas lay along the banks of the River Alyn at SJ19606285.

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.

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