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Gwent Archives
Torfaen Museum Trust, collection of records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2133

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records deposited by Torfaen Museum Trust

Short Title: Torfaen Museum Trust, collection of records

Creation date(s): 1870-1959

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 36 items

Name of creator(s): Blaenavon Iron and Steel Company; Blaenavon Company Ltd; Torfaen Museum Trust.


Administrative/Biographical history: The Blaenavon Iron and Coal Company was formed in 1836 and in that year purchased the ironworks at Blaenavon, Monmouthshire. The company went into liquidation in 1864, being replaced by the Blaenavon Company Ltd. This lasted until 1870 when it sold out to the Blaenavon Iron and Steel Company Ltd. The cost of the switch to steel production in the 1870s forced the liquidation of the company in 1878 and it was replaced with another Blaenavon Co. Ltd. Following the First World War production gradually declined and by the Second World War steel production had stopped altogether.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Blaenavon Iron and Steel Company, Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, and related companies, 1870-1949, including minutes, 1870-1878, general works managers papers, 1946-1947, reports, correspondence and other papers, 1946-1949; Llanerch Colliery rent book, 1911-1914; plans relating to Abersychan, Blaenserchan, Tirpentwys and Hafodyrynys collieries, Pontypool Fire-Brick & Coal Co., Brecon & Abergavenny Canal Co. and land in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, 1877-1959.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co.; colliery records.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Torfaen Museum Trust, 1983.



Note: Title supplied from name of depositor

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of records deposited by Torfaen Museum Trust; Atkinson, Mick, Blaenafon Ironworks: A Guide to its History and Technology (Blaenafon: Torfaen Museum Trust, [c. 1983]); Knight, Jeremy K., Blaenavon Ironworks (Cardiff, 1992).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004

Blaenavon Company (1879-) | Archives
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Monmouthshire | Designs and plans
Iron industry and trade | Wales | Blaenavon
Monmouthshire (Wales) | Maps
Steel industry and trade | Wales | Blaenavon

Personal names

Corporate names
Blaenavon Company (1864-1870)
Blaenavon Company (1879-)
Blaenavon Iron & Steel Company
Torfaen Museum Trust

Blaenavon (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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