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Latitude: 53.0472 / 53°2'49"N
Longitude: -3.0739 / 3°4'26"W
OS Eastings: 328101
OS Northings: 350533
OS Grid: SJ281505
Mapcode National: GBR 72.D3SF
Mapcode Global: WH77S.RNDT
Entry Name: Nant Mill Wood Shaft Mounds
Scheduled Date: 22 July 1994
Source ID: 3809
Cadw Legacy ID: DE237
Schedule Class: Industrial
Category: Shaft Mounds
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Community: Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth)
Built-Up Area: Coedpoeth
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument consists of a shaft mound, a circular spoil heap surrounding a wide central depression, the entrance to a mine shaft, dating to the 18th or 19th century. The Nant Mill Wood Shaft Mounds form a group of well-preserved relict shaft mound features for early coal mining. These examples are most likely to represent small bell-pits for primitive digging of coal seams near the surface, and possibly date from the eighteenth century. They may be related to Bersham Ironworks.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of 18th and 19th century industrial and mining practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. Shaft mounds may be part of a larger cluster of 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.
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