Scope and Content

Plans and other papers drawn and collected by J. A. Jones, [1848]-1990, including sections, plans, statistics, correspondence and other papers relating to Llay Hall Colliery, [early 20th century]-1984; plans and sections of Brymbo, Brynmally, Cefn-y-bedd, Coed Talon, Coed-y-felin, Copy, Ffrith, Ffrwd, Glascoed, Grosvenor, Hafod Abley, Hazlewood, Hope, Llay Main, Pen-y-coed, Plas Mostyn, Pont Plas Maen, Talwrn, Ty'n Twll and Woodland collieries, and fireclay mines in Flintshire and Denbighshire, [1848]-1984; plans relating to Holywell-Halkyn Mining and Tunnel Co., [late 19th century]- 1990, and Park lead mines, [mid-19th century]; plans and sections of Cambrian Quarries, Lloyd's Quarries, Moel Ferna Quarries, Parc-y-meirch Quarry and Voel Quarry, [?1951]-1982; geological maps relating to areas of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Cheshire and Shropshire, 1888-1928; and papers of J. A. Jones as a member of the Royal Observer Corps, 1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Albert Jones, ARICS (1906-1991), of South Bank, Rhyddyn Hill, Caergwrle, Flintshire, was a surveyor at Llay Hall Colliery, Llay, Denbighshire, 1923-1947. He subsequently went into private practice as a chartered surveyor, specialising in collieries, metalliferous mines, and slate and other quarries in north Wales. He collected historical items in connection with his work. He was a member of the Royal Observer Corps in 1947.


Arranged into the following: coal and fireclay mines; lead mines; quarries; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by A. J. Jones, Caergwrle, 1992.


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Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

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Appraisal Information

All records have been retained except items transferred to Gwynedd Archives.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Items relating to slate quarries in Gwynedd are in Gwynedd Archives Service.

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