CPAT logo
Back Home
Clwyd Metal Mines
Mines index
Mine map

Clwyd Metal Mines Survey

Park Western Shaft

Park Western Shaft lies in the community of Minera in the county of Wrexham. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ25405130. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 104373 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Zinc (Early 19th century-1890)

Carboniferous Limestone.

The Western shaft of Park Mine stands to the west of the road up to Esclusham Mountain from Minera. All the mine buildings are destroyed and difficult to interpret. Western Shaft, sunk prior to 1850 and worked up to the late 19th century, is substantially capped at SJ25405140, with the remains of its engine house adjacent. The entire site is in a very poor state of preservation. Several smaller shafts surround the main shaft. The Park Mines were drained by an extension of the Minera Upper Day Level from Speedwells Shaft (PRN 18121). The Minera Mountain Company (1877-1913) incorporated the later workings of South Minera and Park.

An incline connected Hill Shaft with the dressing floors at Western Shaft.

Although basal engine mountings remain in situ at SJ25405140, the features of the engine house are almost wholly destroyed. The sett is cut by the Gwyter Siani Leat, which runs downhill from the moorland above Wynnstay sett, contouring the hillsides of Esclusham Mountain to the Minera Mines in the valley.

An extensive area of spoil heaps and dressing floor waste lie alongside modern building waste.

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.

Privacy and cookies