Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Merionethshire's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Metalliferous Mines

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From the Tables compiled by C. Le Neve Foster, H.M. Inspector for the North Wales District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, in Merionethshire, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Agent
Workers
Minerals Worked
U/G
Sur.
Abercorris
Corris
Abercorris Slate Co. Ltd., Corris, R.S.O.
Jeremiah Williams
21
10
Slate
Aberllefenny
Aberllefenny, Corris
A.R. Pryce, Cyfronydd, Welshpool
E. Ll. Evans
83
58
Slate
Barmouth (or Hafotty)
Barmouth
Samuel Pope and H.J. Wright, Llanbedr, R.S.O., Merionethshire
H.J. Wright


Manganese Ore. Suspended
Blaen Cwmprysor
Arenig
Simon Jones, Ganllwyd, Dolgelly

2
0
Gold Ore
Blaenycwm
Llanelltyd
Mrs. Constance Sandeman, 11, Beaufort Gardens, London, S.W.
Samuel Williams


Gold Ore. Suspended
Braichgoch (including Gaewern)
Corris
Braichgoch Slate Quarry Co. Ltd., Corris, R.S.O.
Edward Williams
92
88
Slate
British Gold Fields (formerly Morgan or Gwynfynydd)
Gwynfynydd, Dolgelly
British Gold Fields Ltd., Dolgelly
Richard Hughes
108
12
Gold Ore
Bryn Eglwys and Cantrybedd
Abergynolwyn
Abergynolwyn Slate Quarries Co., Towyn, R.S.O.
Meyrick Roberts
103
92
Slate
Bwlch-y-Slater
Blaenau Festiniog
Bwlch-y-Slater Quarry Co. Ltd., Blaenau Festiniog
John Jones
16
28
Slate
Cae-gwernog
Llanelltyd, Dolgelly
Alfred E. Ann, Tower Chambers, Finsbury Pavement, E.C.

0
5
Gold Ore
Cae'rdefaid
Rhydymain, Dolgelly
T.H. Roberts, Parliament House, Dolgelly
T.H. Roberts


Slate. Started Jan. 1897
Caerwych
Llandecwyn
William Lewis, Tymawr, Llanbedr, R.S.O., Merionethshire

0
2
Copper Ore
Camlan
Dolgelly
Thomas Evans, Fronfelen Castle, Barmouth

0
5

Carndochan
Llanuwchllyn
P. Strickland, 6, Crosby Square, London, E.C.
William Reed
8
6
Gold Ore
Cefn-cam
Trawsfynydd
Mines Royal Ltd., 1, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.
A. Worthington Topp


Gold Ore. Suspended
Cefn-coch
Dolgelly
W. Claude Johnson, The Dignaries, Westcombe Park Road, Blackheath, S.E.

6
2
Gold Ore
Cefndeuddwr
Dolgelly
Mines Royal Limited, 1, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.
A. Worthington Topp
0
2
Gold Ore
Clogau
Bont-ddu, Dolgelly
Clogau Gold Mining Co., Barmouth
W.A. de la B. Ramsey
17
7
Gold Ore
Corwen (formerly Penarth)
Corwen
Corwen Slate Co. Ltd., Corwen
T.L. Phillips
26
21
Slate
Croesor
Llanfrothen
Park and Croesor Slate Quarries Co. Ltd., Penrhyndeudraeth, R.S.O.
M. Kellow
54
36
Slate
Crown
Dolgelly
Crown Quarry Ltd., Long Acre, Birmingham
David Davies
30
10
Slate
Cwm-mawr (No. 1)
Llanbedr
William Lewis, Tymawr, Llanbedr, R.S.O., Merionethshire
W. Lewis
5
0
Manganese Ore
Cwm-mawr (No. 2)
Llanbedr
Samuel Griffith, Bodlondeb, Portmadoc
S. Griffith


Manganese Ore. Suspended
Cymerau
Corris
Arthur Poore and Charles Wilkinson, agents of late H.N. Hughes, 10, Rumford Place, Liverpool
Daniel Davies
11
8
Slate
Diphwys Casson
Blaenau Festiniog
Diphwys Casson Slate Quarries Co., Blaenau Festiniog
W.W. Jones
57
73
Slate
Egryn
Dyffryn
Dyffryn Slate Quarry Co. Ltd.; Address: F.B. Haigh, Llanbedr, R.S.O., Merionethshire
F.B. Haigh
8
1
Slate
Ffriddgoch Pen'rallt
Dolgelly
S. Crowder, The Lodge, Grove Park, Chiswick
J. Hetherington


Gold Ore. Suspended
Ffriddgoch Uchaf
Dolgelly
W. Claude Johnson, The Dignaries, Westcombe Park Road, Blackheath, S.E.
J. Hetherington
9
3
Gold Ore
Ffridd Gwndwn
Ganllwyd
W. Claude Johnson, The Dignaries, Westcombe Park Road, Blackheath, S.E.
J. Hetherington


Gold Ore. Suspended
Ffridd Tyddyn-du
Talsarnau
E. Pritchard, Moelwyn House, Portmadoc
E. Pritchard
0
1

Figre
Bontddu, Dolgelly
W. Claude Johnson, The Dignaries, Westcombe Park Road, Blackheath, S.E.
J. Hetherington
0
2
Gold Ore
Fronboeth
Tanygrisiau
Fronboeth Slate Quarry Co. Ltd., Ynystowyn, Portmadoc
David Davies
21
12
Slate
Gartheiniog
Aberangell
Owen and Mallory, Gartheiniog Slab Quarry, Cemmaes, R.S.O., Mont.
John Parry
6
16
Slate
Glyn Festiniog and Conglog
Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Festiniog
R.R.H. Lockhart Ross, Mitcheldean, near Gloucester; Address: J.K. Rowe, Blaenau Festiniog
J.K. Rowe
10
7
Slate
Henddol
Barmouth
Cambrian Estates Consolidated Ltd., 3, Pancras Lane, London
Howell Jones
20
11
Slate. Suspended
Hendreddu
Aberangell, Cemmaes
J. Bradwell, Aberangell, Cemmaes, R.S.O., Mont.
J. Bradwell
15
18
Slate
Hurst's Mines Ltd. (Formerly Glasdir)
Dolgelly
Hurst's Mines Ltd., Glasdir, Dolgelly; and 66, Dashwood House, New Broad Street, London
J.D. Holman
39
73
Copper Ore
Llanfair
Harlech
H.J. Wright and H. Blackwell, jun.; Address, H.J. Wright, Llanbedr, R.S.O., Merionethshire
H.J. Wright
17
9
Slate
Llechwedd
Blaenau Festiniog
John W. Greaves and Sons, Blaenau Festiniog
C. Warren Roberts
239
267
Slate
Llechwedd-deiliog
Arenig
Llechwedd-deiliog Slate Quarry Co.; Address, John Morgan, Canton House, Blaenau Festiniog
John Morgan
2
0
Slate
Llyndubach
Talsarnau
E. Pritchard, Moelwyn House, Portmadoc
E. Pritchard
0
1
Manganese Ore
Llyndywarchen
Talsarnau
E. Pritchard, Moelwyn House, Portmadoc
E. Pritchard
0
2
Manganese Ore
Maenofferen
Blaenau Festiniog
Maenofferen Slate Quarry Co. Ltd., Blaenau Festiniog
G.E. Jones
184
207
Slate
Manod
Blaenau Festiniog
Davies Brothers, Portmadoc
John Davies
10
7
Slate
Manod Mawr
Festiniog
B. Langdale Barrow, Sydnope Hall, Matlock
John Roberts
2
0
Slate
Minllyn (formerly Carlyle)
Dinas Mawddwy
Minllyn Slate Co., Dinas Mawddwy
J.H. Bullock
17
8
Slate
Moel-croesau
Trawsfyndd
Mines Royal Limited, 1, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.
A. Worthington Topp
0
2
Gold Ore
Moelferna
Glyndyfrdwy
Moelferna and Dee Side Slate and Slab Co. Ltd., Glyndyfrdwy, Llangollen
Richard Roberts
90
108
Slate
Moelfre
Dyffryn
E. Pritchard, Moelwyn House, Portmadoc
E. Pritchard
0
3

Moel Ispri
Llanelltyd, Dolgelly
T.H. Roberts and N.T. Williams, Parliament House, Dolgelly
T.H. Roberts
5
2
Gold Ore
Moel Offrwn
Dolgelly
Moel Offrwm Gold Mining Co., Dolgelly



Gold Ore
Moelwyn, "No. 1"
Tanygrisau
Moelwyn Mining Co. Ltd., Mostyn, North Wales
J.L. Symonds
2
3
Slate
Moelwyn, "No. 2"
Tanygrisau
Moelwyn Mining Co. Ltd., Mostyn, North Wales
J.L. Symonds
10
23
Zinc Ore
New Welsh Slate (formerly Cwmorthin)
Tanygrisiau
New Welsh Slate Co. Ltd., 4, Fenchurch Avenue., London, E.C.
Richard Eames
165
138
Slate
Oakley
Blaenau Festiniog
Oakley Slate Quarries Co. Ltd., 53, Parliament Street, Westminster, London, S.W.
Robert Roberts
685
952
Slate
Park
Llanfrothen
Park and Croesor Slate Quarries Co. Ltd., Penrhyndeudraeth, R.S.O.
Moses Kellow
21
24
Slate
Pen-y-Stryt
Trawsfyndd
Mines Royal Limited, 1, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.
A. Worthington Topp
2
2
Gold Ore
Plas-canol
Llanaber, Barmouth
H.J. Wright and H. Blackwell, jun.; Address: H.J. Wright, Llanbedr, R.S.O., Merionethshire
H.J. Wright
4
4
Slate
Ratgoed
Corris
Arthur Poore and Charles Wilkinson, agents of late H.N. Hughes, 10, Rumford Place, Liverpool
Daniel Davies
4
4
Slate
Rhinog
Llanbedr
H.J. Wright, Llanbedr, R.S.O.

5
1
Gold Ore
Rhosydd
Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Festiniog
The New Rhosydd Slate Quarry Co. Ltd., Portmadoc
W.W. Morris
116
81
Slate
Tynyberth
Corris
Towyn Co. Ltd., Highgate Street, Birmingham

4
0
Slate
Voelgron
Festiniog
John Williams, Glynllifon St., Blaenau Festiniog
John Williams
7
6
Slate
Votty and Bowydd
Blaenau Festiniog
Votty and Bowydd Slate Quarries Co. Ltd., Blaenau Festiniog
John Lloyd Jones
262
235
Slate
Wnion (formerly Tynllwyn)
Dolgelly
Samuel Pope, Llanbedr
H.J. Wright
2
0
Gold Ore
Wrysgan
Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Festiniog
Wrysgan Slate Quarry Co. Ltd., Portmadoc
R. Roberts
52
53
Slate
Total
2674
2750

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