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GresfordThe Anatomy of a Disaster$
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Stanley Williamson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238928

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313240

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The Coalfield

The Coalfield

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(p.14) Chapter 3 The Coalfield
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Gresford
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DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313240.003

This chapter traces the development of coal mining in North Wales. The earliest references to the mining of coal in North Wales occur in Flintshire in the fourteenth century: at Mostyn on the Dee estuary in the time of Edward I, at Ewloe in 1322 and at Hope in 1358. The impetus to make a more systematic exploration for coal came in the sixteenth century, with the need to find a new source of fuel to replace the nation's depleted forests. By the mid-eighteenth century advances made outside the area and the demand created by wars on the Continent and in America enabled North Wales to become fully engaged in the coal mining business.

Keywords:   North Wales, mining industry, coal mining, Flintsure

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