Durban Level

Durban Level

Durban Level. This coal level was situated on the western brow of the Pentre Parc Mountain, Brynhithel, overlooking Six Bells. In the mid 1800’s it was owned by Messrs T. P. & D. Price. There is speculation that it was Mr Thomas Phillips Price though I have seen reports in old newspapers that that area of land along with Cwm ... Read More »

Durban Level

Durban Level. The image is of the Six Bells Post Office at Browns Corner, Six Bells and shows the old tram line coming down the mountain from the Durban Level. In the foreground is the road bridge spanning the tram line as it goes under the road at this point and on down to the railway lines.   Notes of ... Read More »

Durban Level

Durban Level. The map shows the Durban Level on top of the mountain in 1880 with the tramlines leading from the level and down over the mountain to Browns Corner Six Bells.     Notes of Interest –  As to why this coal level was named Durban Level is a bit of a mystery, though in the late 1830’s and ... Read More »

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