Parys Underground Group / Grwp Tanddaearol Parys

Detailed shaft information

 

AMC No

Name, location and information

Photograph

1 Pully Shaft SH4490 9079
1856 Close to Hen Waith.
Flooded 7 fathoms.
1897 O.Griffiths 50 feet deep
1889 marked on OS.
1980 4' round  water filled with fence. Now Hidden in gorse.
No longer visible. 
260 yards East of Cerrig Y Bleddia shaft (#23)
(Mss 31598)
2 Hen Waith ,SH4512 9071  
1764 map shows "old workings"
1856 6 fathoms
1897 O.Griffiths 38 feet deep
1980 In a private garden.
In Private garden of house "Hen Waith".
380 yards east of Cerrig y Bleddia shaft.(#23)
(Mss 31598)
3 Adit SH4508 9075
1980 Open 5'*3*50 rock walls partially timbered with drives off.Roof collapsing. 
1981 steel gate fitted.Overgrown
No longer visible. Close to Henwaith
Shown just to the south of a line between Pully shaft and Hen Waith (Mss 31598)
4 Drainage Adit SH 4513 9050
1980 3' diameter. Running water
No longer visible. Close to Henwaith
5 Old Bluestone.
SH44819 90629
1832 shown on Francis map.
1897 O.Griffiths 180 feet deep
1980 5*4 timbered and water filed.
Now filled with rubble.

6 Bluestone area shaft 6
SH 44780 90572
1950s Many trail shafts were dug in this area 
1980 5*4*30 feet timbered sides possible drive way off. Walls beginning to cave in.
Now capped.

7 Bluestone area shaft  7
SH 44758 90548
1980 small shaft almost completely filled. Small wall visible

8 Bluestone (Garreg las) shaft
SH 44711 90566 
1821 Treweek reports " both at Cerrig Y Bleddia and at Bluestone we are obliged to employ horse power in keeping the working clear of water, that is we have been obliged to draw with the whimsey instead of the ...engine. (MMS 11)
1856= 20&30 fathoms
1897 O.Griffiths 180 feet deep
1980 shaft 5*4*35 to water timbered sides. Very exposed
Plugged 1981.

9 Bluestone area shaft 9
SH44624 90538
198010*10*90 feet stone lined shaft. Exposed and dangerous.

Now concrete capped.
 

10 Golden Venture
SH44609 90591
1768 copper ore first discovered.
1786 Named on map
1798 Bingley visits 
1832 shown on Francis map.
1847 80 yds.
1856 20& 60 fathom levels.
1897 O Griffiths 90 feet deep.
1956 Bill Griffiths describes going underground from this shaft.
1980 10*4*60 in rock to water. Plugged 1980.
Greenly: mainly poor chalcopyrite which died out at 180 feet.

11 Calciner's SH 44573 90570
1832 shown on Francis map.
1856 20&30 fathom levels off.
1880 Steam winding engine.
1897 O Griffiths 180 feet deep.
1980 5*4*500 to water timbered walls.
The calciners engine house can be seen behind.

12 Jobs shaft
SH 44602 90489
1832 shown on Francis map.
1880 Served by central winding engine in Calciner building.
1897 O.Griffiths 180 feet deep
Named after the mine captain Job who was lowered down the shaft in a bucket for an inspection by a worker who would not pull him up until he agreed to a pay rise for the man.

1980 coned depression 15' across 6' deep steep stony sides. 

13 Drainage adit for shaft 14 , SH44780 90800
1891 OS shown as "shaft"
1980 6*3  "quite long"
Now overgrown adit with water running from it.

14 East of Pearl engine
SH44788 90770
1891 OS shown as "shaft"
1980 4' diameter , 25 feet deep with driveway to adit 13 at bottom.Plugged 1981.

15 Pearl shaft , SH4467790774
Named after Marquis's favorite race horse.
1819 (march) engine house built to replace whimsey.
1819 Faraday describes shaft and pump mechanism.
1847 Over 200 yds deep with 20" engine.
1852 Treweek "Shaft abondoned"
1856 shows 50,70&90 fathoms
1866 200 yds.
1897 O Griffiths 550 feet deep.
1960 Cockshut 20,30,40,70,80,90,100 fathoms.
1980 8*7 Partially filled to 15 ' In rock.

16 Treweeks  
SH44798 90761
1820 shows 120 feet
1832 named on Francis map.120 yds deep.
1847 180yds.
1852 Treweek "Shaft abondoned"
1854 Tiddy reports taking sample of water from 60f level which was flooded to 84 feet.
1856 shows 20,30,50,70
1897 O Griffiths 180 feet deep.
1980 Well concealed 5*5*25 to water in rock.
Plugged 1981.
Treweek came to Amlwch  in 1811 and was the first Cornish mine captain at the mine.

17 Marquis
SH44687 90733
1820 shows 60 fathom
1832 named on Francis map.60 yrds
1847 180 yds
1852 Treweek "Shaft abondoned"
1856 shows 20 & 30 fathoms
1866 180yds.
1897 Cockin reports"In the marquis inclined shaft a solid body of ore is  left on the footwall between the 50 and 90 fathom levels"
1897 O Griffiths 480 feet deep.
1960 Cockshut Incline shaft down to 90 fathoms of Pearl shaft with good yields of bluestone at 50 and 90 fathoms.
1980 5*5*300 to water in rock. Plugged 1980

18 Little Stephens  
SH44678 90672
1819 Faraday describes shaft and whimsey.
1897 O Griffiths 60 feet deep.
1980 9*8*400 feet to water in rock..Plugged 1981.
 

19 Tiddy's SH 4458190716
1847 80 yds.
1880 Served by central winding engine in Calciner building.
1889 located on Bridstow map of mine.
1891 OS shown as "old shaft"
1897 O Griffiths 180 feet deep.
1960 Cockshut place this close to Mona Marquis and says it was the last shaft sunk in Mona Mine.
1980 8*6*100 to water timbered sides. Plugged 1981.
Tiddy was a Cornish Captain at the mines from around 1825 to 1860.

20 Cerrig y liddan 
SH4426 9057

1980 6*6*10 in rock
Just north of the windmill
No longer visible as surface feature.

(Shown as Adit in MMS 31590)

21 Footway, SH4461 9053
SH 4461190565.
1897 shows 30 fathom level.
Close to Golden venture shaft (AMC no 10)
1980 "almost filled" Now capped.

22 Evans Footway  
SH44793 90690
1832 named on Francis map.
1847 120 yds.
1852 Treweek "Shaft abondoned"
1866 120 yds.
1891 OS shows "old shaft"
1980 8*4*12 in rock with driveway off. Connects to underground level.Plugged 1981.

23 Cerrig y bleddia  
SH44799 90711
1821 Treweek reports " both at Cerrig Y Bleddia and at Bluestone we are obliged to employ horse power in keeping the working clear of water, that is we have been obliged to draw with the whimsey instead of the ...engine. (MMS 11)
1832 named on Francis map.100 yds
1852 Treweek "Shaft abondoned"
1891 OS shows "old shaft"
1980 8*6*20 in rock dry at bottom.Plugged 1981.

24 Clay shaft SH 44470 90451
1832 not on Francis map.
1856 10,20& 30 fathom levels
1891 OS shown as "shaft"
1897 O.Griffiths 180 feet deep.
1980 Cone shaped 35' across and 15 ' deep.
Greenly Bluestone principle ore in this area.Lode width 54 to 140 feet.

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