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Herward United

Herward United lies in the community of Brynford in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ19657415. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 104129 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Silver (Early 19th century-1912)

Carboniferous Limestone, Holywell shales and chert.

The Herward Vein ran east to west to the south of Pen-y-pylle Common and is cut to the south-west by the A55. Only vague earthworks mark the line of shafts. The main mine workings and likely processing area lay to the immediate west of the Holywell-Halkyn Road at the junction of a lane which runs up to Dolphin. The area has been cleared, but was probably the site of the Herward Engine Shaft. Herward United made returns for 1855-1865 and the mine later became part of the Milwr Group. The Sea-Level tunnel reached Herward by 1904 and the sett was worked until 1912.

No evidence.

Details deposited at CRO Hawarden refer to a 70" pumping engine in operation on the Herward shaft in 1833 (D/DM/670/13).

No evidence.

Other features
No evidence.

This HTML page is reproduced from the Powys and Clwyd Metal Mine Surveys which were undertaken between May 1992 and December 1993 by Mark Walters and Pat Frost of the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust with financial support from Powys County Council, Clwyd County Council and Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Further information about this site is available in CPAT's Regional Historic Environment Record.
Page produced by Rachel Stebbings and Chris Martin.

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