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Bedwellty Colliery

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : MNB/COL/4

Held at: Swansea University

Title: Bedwellty Colliery

Short Title: Bedwellty Colliery

Creation date(s): 1928

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 envelope

Name of creator(s): Bedwellty Colliery


Administrative/Biographical history: Bedwellty Colliery was situated near Tredegar in the Sirhowy Valley, Gwent. It was worked by the Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. from the mid 1800s to the 1900s. It consisted of two pits (Nos. 1 and 2) and two Levels (Nos. 1 and 2). In July 1898, the pits were linked to the newly opened McLaren Colliery at Abetysswg in the Rhymney Valley.
Bedwellty was originally opened to provide coal for the Tredegar Ironworks which opened in 1800. The Tredegar Iron & Coal Co. Ltd.was formed in 1873 when the company started to concentrate more on coal production. It continued to be a success into the twentieth century but suffered badly during the trade depression of the 1920s and 30s. The Colliery closed shortly after 1930.
Source: Ray Lawrence, The South Wales Coalfield Directory, Vol. 2 (1998 edn), p. 66


Scope and content/abstract: Colliery Managers' Reports 1928


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Language codes: eng


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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
Industrial management | Wales, South

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Bedwellty Colliery

Tredegar (Wales)

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