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Nant Mill Wood Shaft Mounds

A Scheduled Monument in Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

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

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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