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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 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.
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