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Coalmining on the Erddig Estate In North-East Wales, 1715–1880

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The rise of the Denbighshire coalfield helped wrest economic leadership in north-east Wales away from Flintshire and the lower Dee estuary. The records from the Erddig estate, near Wrexham, allow us to illuminate part of this intra-regional economic shift to the beginning of the eighteenth century and test ideas about landowners' participation in the development of mineral resources in the region. Active coal mining spanned 1715–1877 at Erddig. This, and other leases for minerals, transformed the estate's financial base and substantially financed and enabled the domain over two centuries. This analysis expands our view of the mineral owners' place in the investment process and the evolution of commercial relationships.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2018

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  • Published by the University of Wales Press since its inception in 1960, The Welsh History Review / Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru is the most authoritative journal in its field. This twice-yearly journal is committed to publishing research on Welsh history, from medieval to modern. The internationally-renowned editorial board includes scholars from universities in Wales, the UK, Europe and the United States, whose collective breadth of knowledge contributes to a diverse range of cultural, social, political and economic history.

    Cyhoeddwyd The Welsh History Review / Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru gan Wasg Prifysgol Cymru ers sefydlu'r cyfnodolyn yn 1960. Hwn yw'r cyfnodolyn mwyaf awdurdodol yn ei faes, a'i brif hanfod yw arddangos amrywiaeth eang o feysydd ymchwil ym maes hanes Cymru, o'r canoloesol hyd at y modern. Ar y bwrdd golygyddol, ceir ysgolheigion o brifysgolion Cymru, y Deyrnas Unedig, Ewrop a'r Unol Daleithiau. Adlewyrchir arbenigeddau'r bwrdd yng nghynnwys y cyfnodolyn, sydd yn ymdrin â hanes diwylliannol, cymdeithasol, gwleidyddol ac economaidd.

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