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New Minera Lead Mine

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

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Latitude: 53.0503 / 53°3'0"N

Longitude: -3.0775 / 3°4'39"W

OS Eastings: 327865

OS Northings: 350875

OS Grid: SJ278508

Mapcode National: GBR 72.CWFD

Mapcode Global: WH77S.PLPG

Entry Name: New Minera Lead Mine

Scheduled Date: 17 June 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3688

Cadw Legacy ID: DE241

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 'New Minera Shaft' and includes its water-management and transport systems, extraction and dressing processes with their power systems. The extensive remains include a capped shaft, buddles, jig boxes, engine bases, and structures associated with the innovative vanning machinery. Timber structures such as launders and boxes are also well preserved on the site.

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 fence line of the present property.

Source: Cadw

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