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Denbighshire Collieries

The north-east Wales coalfield stretched from Oswestry in the south to Prestatyn in the north and included mines in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Shropshire.

The Denbighshire part of the coalfield was centred around the parishes of Chirk, Ruabon and Wrexham, formerly heavily industrialised areas with large deposits of iron, coal and clay.

Mine Place & Parish Opened Closed Notes
Aberderfyn Ponciau, Ruabon
Acrefair Acrefair, Ruabon
Afoneitha Penycae, Ruabon Close to the road between Rhos and Wynn Hall. Map
(or Glanyrafon)
Rhostyllen, Esclusham 1870 1986 SJ314482. The last mine to close in the area. Map
Black Lane Moss, Wrexham 1897 1957 SJ302536.
Black Park Chirk c1653 1949 SJ300392. The oldest colliery in the coalfield. In 1949 it became part of Ifton colliery. Map
Boncddu Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Brandy Pits Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Broughton, Old Broughton, Wrexham c1850 1878
Broughton, New Caego, Wrexham 1883 1910 SJ306516
Brymbo Brymbo, Wrexham
Brynkinallt Chirk c1870 1968 Map
Brynmali Broughton, Wrexham c1770 1935 Map
Bryn y Felin Penycae, Ruabon In the south of the Afon Eitha valley.
Bryn yr Owen Pentre Bychan, Esclusham c1715 c1880 Near Bryn yr Owen farm. Map
Caeglo Acrefair, Ruabon SJ280429. Near Acrefair (GWR) station
Cae Penty Brymbo, Wrexham
Cambrian Ruabon
Cefn Cefn Mawr, Ruabon Near Dolydd farm between Cefn (GWR) station and the village. Map
Cefnybedd Cefn y Bedd, Hope 1913 1934 In Flintshire
Chirk Bank St Martins c1800 1880s SJ293371. Linked to the Glyn Valley Tramway.
Clawdd Offa Southsea, Wrexham 1943
Coed yr Allt St. Martins     SJ324396. Three shafts.
Cristionydd Penycae, Ruabon
Delph Acrefair, Ruabon
(or Vale of Llangollen)
Cefn Mawr, Ruabon SJ278414.
Erwlwyd Llwyneinion, Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Flannog Ifton, St Martins 186 SJ325397. Flannog farm. Several shafts Map
Fron Tanyfron, Wrexham c1806 1930 SJ285524.
Fronheulog Penycae, Ruabon
Ffosygo Moss, Wrexham c1849 1917 SJ3054. Map
(or Glascoed)
Brymbo, Wrexham 1922
Ffrwd Moss, Wrexham 1904
Gardden Hall
(or Morton Pits)
Ruabon Map
Gardden Lodge Ruabon 1846 Map
Gatewen Moss, Wrexham 1877 1932 SJ315518.
Gresford Gresford 1907 1974 SJ338536. Map
Groes Penycae, Ruabon Between Groes and Copperas. Map
(or Coedpoeth)
Coedpoeth, Wrexham
Gutter Hill Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Gwersyllt Gwersyllt, Wrexham 1862 1925 SJ315539.
(or Ruabon New Colliery)
Hafod y Bwch, Ruabon 1863 1968 SJ312466]
Half Square Llwyneinion, Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Holland Brymbo, Wrexham 1941
Ifton Ifton, St Martins 1913 1968 SJ321374. map
Legacy Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon 1870-75
Lodge Brymbo, Wrexham
Llay Hall Cefn y Bedd, Wrexham 1877 1955 SJ315551.
Llay Main Llay, Wrexham 1921 1966 SJ328564.
Llannerchrugog Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Llwyneinion Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Moreton Hall St Martins SJ293357.
Mill Penycae, Ruabon
Minera Minera, Wrexham
Mountain Level Penycae, Ruabon
New British Acrefair, Ruabon
Old Furnace Rock Wynn Hall, Ruabon c1901 Map
Pant Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Pencoed Brymbo, Wrexham
Penhoddw Ruabon
Penrhos Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Pentrebychan Pentre Bychan, Esclusham
(or Y Pentre)
Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon Somewhere in Rhos, Pant or Pentre Cristionydd areas?
(or Pentrefram)
Talwrn, Coedpoeth, Wrexham 1819 SJ282521.
Pentre Dwr Ruabon
Pentre Saeson Brymbo, Wrexham 1871 SJ280533. Small operation
Pen y Bryn Acrefair, Ruabon
Penycae Penycae, Ruabon
Plasbennion Wynn Hall, Ruabon Opposite Wynn Hall. Map
Plas Isa Penycae, Ruabon SJ279445.
Plas Kynaston
(or Waterloo Pit)
Cefn Mawr, Ruabon 1865 1897 SJ284422. Near Cefn (GWR) station. Map
Plas Maen Cymau, Wrexham 1864
Plas Madoc
(or Bee Pit)
Plasbennion, Ruabon 1846 Map
Plas Mostyn Brymbo, Wrexham 1801
Plas Power Southsea, Wrexham 1877 1938 Map
Ponkey Furnace Ponciau, Ruabon
(or Lodge)
Preesgwyn, St Martins SJ293363. Two shafts. Map
Pwll Cadi Lodge, Brymbo, Wrexham 1867 SJ301532. Near Brymbo (GWR) station
Pwll Pitar Brymbo, Wrexham
Quinta Quinta, Weston Rhyn c1901 SJ285367. Coal was transported by the Glyn Valley Tramway to the Llangollen Canal.
Smelt Brymbo, Wrexham 1968
Southsea Southsea, Wrexham
Square Rhosllannerchrugog, Ruabon
Stryt Isa Penycae, Ruabon
Sycamore Acrefair, Ruabon
Talwrn Coedpoeth, Wrexham
Trefynant Acrefair, Ruabon
(or Kenyon)
Morton, Ruabon 1857 1928 SJ306454. Near the Morton Inn. Map
Westminster Brynteg, Moss, Wrexham c1847 1925 SJ309536.
Wrexham & Acton Rhosddu, Wrexham 1868 1924 SJ328523.
Wynn Hall Wynn Hall, Ruabon Comprised the Foundry Pit and the Rock Pit
(or The Green)
The Green, Ruabon 1856 1927 SJ294433. Map 


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