Abertillery & District Coal Levels

Mr Matthew Habakkuk – Colliery Owner, Agent and Mining Engineer

Mr Matthew Habakkuk – Colliery Owner, Agent and Mining Engineer. Mr Matthew Habakkuk was born in the 1790s at Langyfelach, Glamorgan. Some documents have him with differing age. I believe he married Margaret, she was from the same town Langyfelach, Glamorgan and was born in 1800. An advertisement from the Monmouthshire Merlin newspaper (as seen left) dated January 1838. It ... Read More »

Llandavel Colliery Cwm Valley

Llandavel Colliery Cwm Valley. Llandavel Colliery was a Level and was mentioned in a report from April 1865 and being owned by Mr John Russell. In 1880 as being owned by the Monmouthshire & Cwm Collieries Co. The Monmouthshire & Cwm Collieries Company was Messrs John and Richard Stanfield and Mr David Nurse. This partnership was dissolved in May 1900. ... Read More »

New Penyvan Level.

New Penyvan Level. In the late 1880s the new Penyvan Level was established, it was on the same side of the mountain just South of the Graig Fawr Colliery near Llandafal Village, Cwm. The tramway from this new Penyvan Level came down into the Graig Fawr Colliery and was connected by a surface tramway to the old Penyvan Colliery towards ... Read More »

Old Penyvan Colliery

Penyvan Colliery. The earliest colliery in the district, it was situated on the mountain slightly (North West) of the Aberbeeg Colliery with its tramway coming down towards the river Ebbw Fawr (as seen on the map). In the early 1800s the Penyvan Coal Company had established the Colliery and installed the tramway to connect with the Ebbw Vale and to ... Read More »

Cwm Nant-y-Groes Level

Cwm Nant-y-Groes level. Situated up in the Cwm-Nant-y Groes area of Six Bells. The colliery is featured on the 1843 map of the coalfield as being in production and had a tramway to the main tram road in Six Bells. Opened by Messrs T. P. & D. Price. Mr Thomas Protheroe Price and Mr David Price were brothers, Coal Owners ... Read More »

Cwm Farm Levels

Cwm Farm Levels. There were a few Levels in this area though I haven’t got any exact locations only maps with very few details. The photograph shows (circled) the areas of the 3 Levels on the map. Jubilee Level. Jubilee Level Cwm Farm was on ground owned by the Cwm Estate close to where the Drill Hall is today. In ... Read More »

Six Bells Balance Pit

Six Bells Balance Pit. This Water Balance Pit (circled on the map) was situated between the River Ebbw and the Railway Lines opposite where Six Bells Colliery would later sited. I cannot find details of the colliery but will keep searching. The image shows the Balance pit (far right) after it closed. (Information to come). Read More »

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