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Maes Maelor

Maes Maelor lies in the community of Llandegla in the county of Denbighshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ23105370. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18115 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (Late 19th century)

Carboniferous Limestone lying deep beneath Cefn-y-fedw Sandstone.

The Maes-Maelor sett lies in the barren moorland of Llandegla, a tract of land that would not appear to carry mineral veins. The Minera Veins and the Llanarmon Veins seem to halt at the Bala/Llanelidan Fault. Three collapsed shafts remain at SJ23105800.

No evidence.

The basal layers remain of a possible small engine house, approx 2m x 6m, could have housed a horizontal engine. The chimney truncated at 6m is a prominent landmark on the open moorland. It stands on a base approx 2m square. A brick-lined flue leaves the chimney on its north side. A level was driven in to the mountainside some 20m below and to the north-east of the shafts (Pratt 1982).

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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