Gatewen Colliery
Coal Mining

Gatewen Colliery

Gatewen Colliery opened in 1877, the pit belonged to the Broughton and Plas Power Coal Company. In 1914 the number of men employed here was 816 (696 underground and 120 surface workers). The mine had [more]

Brynmally Colliery
Coal Mining

Brynmally Colliery

Brynmally Colliery was sunk in 1770 and in 1849 was owned by Thomas Clayton and Co. The colliery was the property of Thomas Clayton with Mr. Frederick Hutchinson as the certificated manager of the Pendwill [more]

Bersham

Bersham Colliery Wrexham

Bersham Colliery was a located near Rhostyllen. The mine accessed seams found in the Denbighshire Coalfield. 19th century When the colliery first opened it was named Glan-yr-afon Colliery. Operated by Bersham Coal Company, the first [more]

Coal Mining

Coal Mining in Wrexham

Coal Mining in Wrexham. WREXHAM’S industrial prosperity is founded largely on its mineral wealth and its coal resources in particular. The local story of coal mining goes back to the fifteenth century, although it was [more]

Minera Lead Mines
Company

Minera Lead Mines

Minera Lead Mines Mining is believed to have started in the Minera area in medieval times, with shallow workings. Around 1710, larger scale working of the Main Vein and Red Vein, plus a number of [more]

Erddig Hall Chapel
Places of Worship

Erddig Hall Chapel

Most large country house of Erddig’s age had their own chapel. The Erddig Chapel is first mentioned by John Loveday, a visitor to Erddig in 1726. He noted in his diary: ‘The Chapel is not [more]