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Taylor's Shaft, Minera

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

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Latitude: 53.0534 / 53°3'12"N

Longitude: -3.0902 / 3°5'24"W

OS Eastings: 327023

OS Northings: 351241

OS Grid: SJ270512

Mapcode National: GBR 71.CRVR

Mapcode Global: WH77S.HJP0

Entry Name: Taylor's Shaft, Minera

Scheduled Date: 10 June 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3690

Cadw Legacy ID: DE243

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 site has been excavated and is divided by the line of the former mineral railway. To the south of this is the substantial base of the winding engine house, the shaft, a capstan base, and the boiler house with seatings for egg ended boilers, a chimney base and an ash tunnel. To the north of the railway are a run of ore bins, a circular buddle and the foundations of offices, stores and blacksmiths shops.

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 site, but includes the railway dividing its two halves.

Source: Cadw

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