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Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PEMELD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Pembrokeshire Coalfield (Hook Colliery) Papers

Short Title: Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, papers

Creation date(s): 1907-1957 (mainly 1932-1957) (accumulated [c. 1948]-1957)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.038 cubic metres (1 box, 1 roll)

Name of creator(s): Hook Colliery Co.; T. W. Harcourt Roberts


Administrative/Biographical history: Hook Colliery, Llangwm, Pembrokshire, was opened in 1850, and operated until 1947. An attempt was made in the 1950s to re-open it as a private mine by Hook Colliery Co., under T. W. Harcourt Roberts., geologist and mining engineer, and General Manager and Managing Director of Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence and papers, 1907-1957, relating mainly to the proposed re-opening during the 1950s of the Pembrokeshire anthracite coalfield and the Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, including a report, surveys and notes, 1932-1957; correspondence, 1951-1957; and miscellaneous charts and maps, 1907-1945.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by record type or subject.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986, p. 55, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The papers were assembled by T. W. Harcourt Roberts.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Dylans Bookstore, Swansea, 1985.


Related material: Further records of the Hook Colliery are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/EE/7/250-291, and D/RTM/HPO/289-296.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986; Edwards, George, The Coal Industry in Pembrokeshire (Shrewsbury, 1983).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Anthracite coal industry | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names
Harcourt Roberts , T. W.

Corporate names
Hook Colliery Co.

Hook Colliery (Wales)

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