Flintshire Record Office

Abandoned Mine Plans

Reference code(s): GB 0208 AB

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Title: Abandoned Mine Plans

Short title: Abandoned Mine plans

Dates of creation: 1826-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 187 items

Name of creator(s): Ministry of Power, Mining Record Office


Administrative and biographical history: Before 1991, the Mining Department of the Ministry of Power (and its succesor, the Department of Energy) held all the plans of abandoned mine workings for Flintshire and Denbighshire, except for coal and oil shale mines, held by British Coal. The mines were most active during the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. The Denbighshire mines produced fireclay, slate, granite, iron, lead and zinc ores and silica, while the Flintshire mines mostly produced limestone, lead and zinc ores.


Scope and content: Plans of abandoned mines in Flintshire and Denbighshire, 1826-1985, including negatives of plans. There is no material covering coal and oil shale mines.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: plans, by mine, cross-referenced to a special edition of the Ordnance Survey 6-inch maps, 1914 edition; and index, which provides a list of plans relating to each map sheet.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The plans were originally held by the Ministry of Power, Mining Record Office and were transferred to the Health and Safety Executive.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by the Health and Safety Executive, 1991 and later.


Related units of description: Related material is Flintshire Record Office, Holywell-Halkyn Mining and Tunnel Company records, D/HM.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, Abandoned Mine Plans catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: February 2004



Abandoned mines | Wales | Denbighshire | Designs and plans

Abandoned mines | Wales | Flintshire | Designs and plans

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Great Britain | Ministry of Power