When the coal industry was nationalised in 1947, there were 8 collieries in Denbighshire; now there are none. The last pit to close was Bersham in 1986.

Special Rules of some of the Lancashire, Cheshire & North Wales Collieries 1855.

Collieries after Nationalisation in 1947

Colliery Location Opened Closed
Bersham Rhostyllen 1869 December 1986
Black Park St Martins 1855 January 1951
Bryn-kinallt St Martins 1895 November 1968
Gresford Wrexham 1907 October 1973
Hafod Ruabon 1905 1967
Hafod-y-bwch Ruabon 1865 March 1968
Llay Hall Cefn-y-bedd 1875 November 1949
Llay Main Llay 1914 March 1966

Point of Aye Colliery (Flintshire)


The following pages refer to some of these mines in more detail:

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