Reference code(s): GB 0214 DNCB/20
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: National Coal Board : Llanbradach Colliery
Short Title: National Coal Board : Llanbradach Colliery
Creation date(s): 1892-1898
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 4 vols
Name of creator(s): Llanbradach Colliery
Administrative/Biographical history: The sinking of Llanbradach No. 1 pit, Glamorgan, was begun in 1893, by the Cardiff Collieries Ltd. No. 2 pit was begun the following year. The same company held the ownership until nationalisation in 1947. By the outbreak of World War I, there were 2,330 men employed at this colliery. During the 1920s, a third pit was sunk to mine the Nos. 2 and 3 Rhondda house-coal seams. Total output reached its peak in 1935, when 700,000 tons was produced. In 1945, Llanbradach Colliery employed 1,506 men. Llanbradach closed in December 1961.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of Llanbradach Colliery, 1892-1898, consists of: letterbooks (out-going).
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Physical characteristics: Fair condition
Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the National Coal Board on 10 April 1959 (accession number 1249).
Related material: Related units of description held at the Glamorgan Record Office: DNCB/ records of the National Coal Board.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive comprises earlier records accumulated by the National Coal Board from its predecessor.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the National Coal Board; Sellwood, Dennis, G., Llanbradach Colliery, 1887-1961, (Caerphilly, 2002); Welsh Coal Mines website (www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/index.html), viewed 24 February 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004