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West Glamorgan Archive Service
National Coal Board, colliery tip plans

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO NCB 1

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: National Coal Board Colliery Tip Plans

Short Title: National Coal Board, colliery tip plans

Creation date(s): 1969-1987

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (66 items)

Name of creator(s): National Coal Board


Administrative/Biographical history: The National Coal Board (NCB) was set up under the Coal Nationalisation Act 1946. From 1 January 1947 it had sole responsibility for managing the British coal industry. In its administrative organisation the NCB was divided geographically. The collieries of the former county of West Glamorgan lay within the South Wales Area. The NCB became British Coal in 1986 and was dissolved in 1994.


Scope and content/abstract: Plans relating to Aberpergwm Tip, 1969-1981, Blaengwrach Tip, 1980, Cefn Coed Colliery spoil heap, 1987, Hendy Merthyr Colliery tip, 1975, and Margam Colliery tipping areas, 1979.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Aberpergwm Tip; Blaengwrach Tip; Cefn Coed Colliery spoil heap; Hendy Merthyr Colliery tip; Margam Colliery.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Information not available

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Colliery tip plans.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2005

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Neath Port Talbot | Maps

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain | National Coal Board

Aberpergwm Colliery (Wales)
Blaengwrach (Wales)
Margam (Wales)

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