ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Swansea University  |  Contact details

Swansea University
Bargoed Colliery

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : MNB/COL/3

Held at: Swansea University

Title: Bargoed Colliery

Short Title: Bargoed Colliery

Creation date(s): 1878

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 envelope

Name of creator(s): Bargoed Colliery


Administrative/Biographical history: Bargoed Colliery was established in 1897 by the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co. Ltd. The site consisted of two shafts at Bargoed which produced steamcoal and a shaft at Brithdir for housecoal. After nationalisation in 1947, the colliery was placed in the South Western Division's No. 5 (Rhymney) Area, Group No. 2. It continued to grow in terms of size and production and by 1947 included a large power station and eighty-six coke ovens on the site.
The Brithdir Pit closed in 1949 but Bargoed Colliery continued to operate until 1977 when it formally ceased production.
Source: Ray Lawrence, The South Wales Coalfield Directory, Vol. 2 (1998 edn), p. 60


Scope and content/abstract: 'Colliers Weekly list of trams' Aug-Sep 1878


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: Very fragile. Some items may be unfit for production.

Conditions governing reproduction: A photocopying service is available. Contact repository for details.
No publication without written permission from the Archivist.

Finding aids: A hardcopy list is available in the searchroom.

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Coal mines and mining | Wales, South
Tramroads | Wales, South
Transport | Timetables

Personal names

Corporate names
Bargoed Colliery (Glamorgan, Wales)

Bargoed (Caerphilly, Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Swansea University  |  Contact details