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West Glamorgan Archive Service
National Coal Board, seam maps

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO NCB 3

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: National Coal Board Seam Maps

Short Title: National Coal Board, seam maps

Creation date(s): 1957-1960

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (2 volumes)

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. The collieries of the former county of West Glamorgan lay within the NCB's South Wales Area. The NCB became British Coal in 1986 and was dissolved in 1994.


Scope and content/abstract: Seam maps displaying the South Wales Coalfield, 1957, and the Five Feet and Gellideg seams, 1960.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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.


Related material: Further National Coal Board records are in West Glamorgan Archives Service.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, National Coal Board (D/D PRO/NCB 3); West Glamorgan Archive Service, Files from the National Coal Board South Wales Area relating to collieries in West Glamorgan, 1939-1990 (D/D PRO/NCB 4).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2005

Coal | Geology | Wales | Maps
Wales, South | Maps

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Great Britain | National Coal Board

Glamorgan (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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