ABANDONED MINE PLANS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

PUBLIC RECORDS.

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

Administrative / 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.

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 personal information as defined by the Act.

Acquisition Information

Transferred by the Health and Safety Executive, 1991 and later.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

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

Other 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/

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Public records. May be copied without any need for a copyright form.

Digitised versions (except that for AB/186) are copyright The Coal Authority and DO require a copyright form.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The plans were originally held by the Ministry of Power, Mining Record Office and were transferred to the Health and Safety Executive. The plans were loaned to The Coal Authority for Digitisation in 2006-2007.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

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

Geographical Names