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The colliery was sunk in 1868 to a depth of 1,050ft. It had several seams, the best of which were the Main Seam (7ft thick) and Brassey Coal (4ft thick). The closure of this colliery in 1924 solved the problem of manpower shortages at nearby Gresford Colliery (which was owned by the same company). The headgears were constructed of wood.
Most of the colliery site is now occupied by the Rhosddu Industrial Estate but the red brick engine house still survives and is in use.

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