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Former Llay Hall Colliery Chimney and Flue

A Grade II Listed Building in Sydallt, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0882 / 53°5'17"N

Longitude: -3.0239 / 3°1'26"W

OS Eastings: 331518

OS Northings: 355049

OS Grid: SJ315550

Mapcode National: GBR 74.9HXY

Mapcode Global: WH88R.JM7V

Entry Name: Former Llay Hall Colliery Chimney and Flue

Listing Date: 26 September 1994

Last Amended: 1 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15830

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located in the group of former Llay Hall Colliery buildings in use as an industrial estate east of Mold Road. The chimney is high on the slope to the west of the site, close to Mold Road.

County: Wrexham

Community: Gwersyllt

Community: Gwersyllt

Locality: Sydallt

Built-Up Area: Sydallt

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The flue extends down the slope from the chimney and terminates at the side of the lane.

Llay Hall Colliery operated from 1877 until 1948. It was sunk by the Llay Hall Coal, Iron and Fireclay Company and worked in association with a fire brick works on the opposite side of the River Alyn. It was nationalised in 1947 but closed shortly afterwards, following a serious underground explosion. The chimney and flue serviced the steam boilers for the colliery and probably date from the 1890s.

Exterior

The chimney is of square section in red brick, and tapers slightly to a height of approximately 25-30m. There are corbelled bands around the base and just below the top. The flue extends in a straight line for approximately 50m to the north, beginning just below ground level and then constructed on the surface following the line of the slope to the bottom. At the edge of the lane it passes through a stone cross-wall and comes to an end near the former position of the boilers. The flue is built with vertical side walls of red brick with a concrete slab top.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a particularly fine example of a colliery chimney with an unusually long approach flue. The chimney is a prominent local landmark and has group value with the associated former colliery buildings.

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  • II Former Llay Hall Colliery Washery Building
    Located in the group of former Llay Hall Colliery buildings in use as an industrial estate east of Mold Road. The former washery is a large building converted to industrial workshops at the south-east
  • II Former Llay Hall Colliery Workshops
    Located in the group of former Llay Hall Colliery buildings inuse as an industrial estate east of Mold Road. The workshops are on the north side of the complex and are in use as stores.
  • II Rock Cottage
    Above the road as it goes downhill towards the River Alyn at Cefn y Bedd.
  • II U- shaped Farmyard Ranges at Llay Hall Farm
    Reached from a farm track running S off the B5102, situated immediately to the W of Llay Hall Farm
  • II Ffrwd Bridge
    Situated c0.75 km W of Sydallt where the B5102 crosses the River Alyn.
  • II Llay Hall Farm
    Situated at the end of a farm track running S off the B5102, partially surrounded by the remains of a moat.
  • II Church of the Holy Trinity
    In a churchyard prominently sited to the W of Mold Road on the N side of Gwersyllt.

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