Scope and Content

Plans of collieries in Flintshire, 1837-1916, including Bromfield, 1911-1916; Elm, Maes y Grug and Mountain, 1906-1911; Hawarden, [mid 19th century]; Lane End, 1903; Little Mountain, [c. 1867]-1869; Park Hill, [c. 1936]-[c. 1939]; Englefield, [early 20th century]; Talacre and Llanasa, [late 19th century]; Northop Hall, 1837-1851; Pontybodkin, 1907; Nant, [c. 1931]; New Coppa, Padeswood, [19th century]-[20th century]; plans of collieries in Denbighshire, [19th century], and Shropshire, [c. 1944]; plans of Flintshire lead workings, 1912, and lime and brickworks, [19th century]-[20th century]; and miscellaneous, [c. 1900]-1915.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the 19th century, there were a large number of active collieries in Flintshire, including Bromfield Colliery, near Mold, Little Mountain, near Buckley and in Northop. The burgeoning coal industry during the 19th century in Flintshire led to the development of brickworks. R. T. Metcalfe was a mining surveyor in Buckley in the early 20th century, and collected plans of a number of collieries in the county.


Arranged into the following: Bromfield Colliery; Elm, Galchog, Maes y Grug, Mountain Collieries; Hawarden Colliery; Lane End Colliery; Little Mountain Colliery; Park Hill Colliery; Sycamore Colliery; Englefield Colliery; Talacre and Llanasa Colliery; Northop Hall Colliery; Nant Colliery; Pontybodkin Colliery; New Coppa Colliery (Padeswood); Denbighshire and Shropshire; lead-mining plans; lime and brickworks plans; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited as a gift on 6th February 1978 (AN 1427); with a further deposit on 25th November 1980 (AN 1689).


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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The plans were collected by R. T. Metcalfe of Buckley and passed to his son, G. Metcalfe of Newry, County Down, Ireland. They were given to the depositor by Mr Metcalfe. The kiln plans were given to the late James Bentley of Buckley by relatives of J. Jones & Sons.


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