The Works was built in 1792 by John Wilkinson to smelt ore from the Minera mines.
Fumes from the furnaces were condensed for re-smelting in chambers at the base of the 100ft chimney. It was known locally as the Brymbo Bottle and partly demolished in 1962 to leave only 25ft still standing.
In 1800 the abandonment of the Ellesmere Canal main line from Trevor via Wrexham to Chester was already being mooted, mainly because Flintshire and Deeside collieries had already reached tidal water via short tramways or [more]
Location Bwlchgwyn (SJ26605340) History Mid-19th Century Current remains [from CPAT] The mine appears to have worked an east-west vein, being the southernmost of five veins shown traversing the Bwlchgwyn area on the Brenton Symons Map [more]