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Glamorgan Archives
Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, coroner's report, 1914

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXGJ.

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Universal Colliery explosion, Senghenydd, coroner's report ,1914

Short Title: Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, coroner's report, 1914

Creation date(s): 1914

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Western Mail reporting staff


Administrative/Biographical history: The inquest on the bodies of those who perished in the Universal Colliery disaster, Senghenydd, Glamorgan, took place at the Gwern-y-Milwr Hotel, Senghenydd between 5-14 January 1914. The coroner was David Rees. The Universal Colliery was a deep-mine opened in the 1890s. In 1913, 439 people were killed in a methane explosion carried by coal dust. The mine closed in 1928 and the derelict workings were cleared in 1963.


Scope and content/abstract: Transcript of proceedings of the inquest on the bodies of the men who perished in the Senghenydd colliery disaster, 1913. The proceedings contain witness statements and plans of the colliery workings.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1947



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; BBC website ( viewed 28 August 2004

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2004

Coal mine accidents | Wales | Senghenydd
Coal miners | Interviews
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Caerphilly
Coroners | Wales | East Glamorgan/South Glamorgan
Mine explosions | Wales
Universal Colliery (Senghennydd, Wales) | Designs and plans

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Universal Colliery (Senghennydd, Wales)

Senghenydd (Wales)

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