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Flintshire Record Office
Metcalfe, (R.T.), colliery plans

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/578

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: R. T. Metcalfe Colliery Plans

Short Title: Metcalfe, (R.T.), colliery plans

Creation date(s): 1837-1916

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 49 items

Name of creator(s): R. T. Metcalfe; J. Jones & Sons


Administrative/Biographical history: During the 19th century, there were a large number of active collieries in Flintshire, including Bromfield Colliery, near Mold, Little Mountain, near Buckley and in Northop. The burgeoning coal industry during the 19th century in Flintshire led to the development of brickworks. R. T. Metcalfe was a mining surveyor in Buckley in the early 20th century, and collected plans of a number of collieries in the county.


Scope and content/abstract: Plans of collieries in Flintshire, 1837-1916, including Bromfield, 1911-1916; Elm, Maes y Grug and Mountain, 1906-1911; Hawarden, [mid 19th century]; Lane End, 1903; Little Mountain, [c. 1867]-1869; Park Hill, [c. 1936]-[c. 1939]; Englefield, [early 20th century]; Talacre and Llanasa, [late 19th century]; Northop Hall, 1837-1851; Pontybodkin, 1907; Nant, [c. 1931]; New Coppa, Padeswood, [19th century]-[20th century]; plans of collieries in Denbighshire, [19th century], and Shropshire, [c. 1944]; plans of Flintshire lead workings, 1912, and lime and brickworks, [19th century]-[20th century]; and miscellaneous, [c. 1900]-1915.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Bromfield Colliery; Elm, Galchog, Maes y Grug, Mountain Collieries; Hawarden Colliery; Lane End Colliery; Little Mountain Colliery; Park Hill Colliery; Sycamore Colliery; Englefield Colliery; Talacre and Llanasa Colliery; Northop Hall Colliery; Nant Colliery; Pontybodkin Colliery; New Coppa Colliery (Padeswood); Denbighshire and Shropshire; lead-mining plans; lime and brickworks plans; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The plans were collected by R. T. Metcalfe of Buckley and passed to his son, G. Metcalfe of Newry, County Down, Ireland. They were given to the depositor by Mr Metcalfe. The kiln plans were given to the late James Bentley of Buckley by relatives of J. Jones & Sons.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from name of collector. Some of the records collected by R. T. Metcalfe predate his birth.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of R. T. Metcalfe Colliery Plans; BBC Wales North East Local History (, viewed 14 January 2004; Collieries of the United Kingdom at work in 1869 (, viewed 14 January 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire | Designs and plans

Personal names
Metcalfe , R. T. , alive early 20th century

Corporate names
Bromfield Colliery
Lane End Colliery
Little Mountain Colliery
Pontybodkin Colliery

Buckley (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)
Hawarden (Wales)
Mold (Wales)

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