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Meadow Shaft, Minera

A Scheduled Monument in Minera (Mwynglawdd), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 53.0507 / 53°3'2"N

Longitude: -3.0824 / 3°4'56"W

OS Eastings: 327540

OS Northings: 350929

OS Grid: SJ275509

Mapcode National: GBR 72.CV1M

Mapcode Global: WH77S.MLD4

Entry Name: Meadow Shaft, Minera

Scheduled Date: 16 July 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 987

Cadw Legacy ID: DE244

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Lead mine

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Minera (Mwynglawdd)

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of a 19th century lead mine including its water-management and transport systems, extraction and dressing processes with their power systems. The mine has been recently excavataed and consolidated and includes the Meadow shaft, engine house and boiler house. Below the engine house a section of railway leads to a pair of ore bins with a picking floor. The crusher house was located on the same level. At the eastern end of the site lie the ruins of an ore house and a buddle, with a reconstructed water wheel.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance and illustrate our knowledge and understanding of mining technology from a single period. Lead mines may be part of a larger cluster of industrial monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is bounded by the existing fence line of the Minera Vistor Centre, but the Visitor Centre building itself is excluded.

Source: Cadw

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