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Chimney near Meadow Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Minera, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0508 / 53°3'2"N

Longitude: -3.0832 / 3°4'59"W

OS Eastings: 327488

OS Northings: 350945

OS Grid: SJ274509

Mapcode National: GBR 72.CTSS

Mapcode Global: WH77S.ML00

Entry Name: Chimney near Meadow Engine House

Listing Date: 22 April 1998

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19718

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated just NW of the Meadow Engine House in the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park some 1km S of the centre of Minera.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Minera (Mwynglawdd)

Community: Minera

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Later C19 mine chimney possibly associated with the installation of mine ventilation c1885. The chimney and nearby mine engine house is built on part of Minera parish known as 'City Lands' which was beqeathed by Owen Jones (d1659), a butcher of Chester, to 'the poor of every Company of Merchants and Craftsmen in the City of Chester'. The area was let as agricultural land until mid-C18 when a trustee of the charity, Alderman Richardson, promoted lead prospecting. It was so successful that between 1761 and 1781 some £13,000 were paid to the charity in royalties. In 1845, the Minera Tithe Map shows the Corporation of Chester owning some 80 acres (32.4ha) in the parish. Commercial lead mining continued until early C20.

Exterior

Tall tapering cylindrical chimney shaft, roughly two thirds of coursed squared stone with crowning moulded stone rim, the upper third of brick.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of a lead mine chimney now rare in mining areas. Group value with Meadow Engine House.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Meadow (or City) Engine House
    Situated in the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park some 1km S of the centre of Minera.
  • II Gwylfa
    Situated in New Brighton towards the centre of the highest level of houses on the hillside overlooki
  • II Offa View
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlo
  • II Jones Cottages
    Situated in New Brighton towards the SE end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlo
  • II Maelor House
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlo
  • II Maelor View
    Situated in New Brighton towards the NW end of the highest level of buildings on the hillside overlo
  • II Wern Cottages
    Situated just E of the B5426 some 200m S of the entrance to the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park.
  • II Lime Kiln
    Situated some 50m N of Penymynydd, on a minor road W off the B5426 opposite Wern Farm.

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