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Aberduna Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanferres, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1476 / 53°8'51"N

Longitude: -3.1888 / 3°11'19"W

OS Eastings: 320585

OS Northings: 361827

OS Grid: SJ205618

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.5RX5

Mapcode Global: WH77B.Z4NS

Plus Code: 9C5R4RX6+3F

Entry Name: Aberduna Engine House

Listing Date: 20 September 1990

Last Amended: 16 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1342

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated in the edge of woodland NE of Aberduna Quarry. Reached by a footpath running W from the by road between Maeshafn and Gwernymynydd.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanferres

Community: Llanferres

Locality: Aberduna

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built pre-1870 to house a pumping engine for the local lead mines.


Roofless rubble walls, 3-storey Cornish engine house. Large squared quoins to slightly battered corners. Some brick dressings; pitched gables without cappings. Large openings on 3 levels to NW gable, all with timber lintels. Smaller openings with timber lintels and sills high up on side walls. Large ground level openings, partially blocked, in SE gable, small camber-headed blocked doorway to SW wall.


Not fully accessible, contains decaying timber joists and beam seatings.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good surviving example of an engine house and for associations with the local lead mining industry.

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