Aberbeeg and Cwm Collieries

Graig Fawr Colliery and Level

Graig Fawr Colliery and Level. The map shows the Graig Fawr Level (circled top) and the Graig Fawr Colliery (circled bottom) with the Marine Colliery in the middle of the two. (Information to come)

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Llandavel Colliery Cwm Valley

The Llandavel Colliery Cwm Valley. The Llandavel Colliery was a coal level and was mentioned in a report from April 1865 and being owned by Mr John Russell. The Village. The workman’s cottages at Llandavel, Cwm were built about 1873. The Monmouthshire & Cwm Collieries Co. In 1880 the Llandavel Colliery was listed as being owned by the Monmouthshire & …

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Graig Fawr Colliery

Graig Fawr Colliery. The Graig Fawr Colliery was located on the western side of the Cwm Valley (as seen circled on the map) just south of Llandaval Village. The Graig Fawr Colliery was not marked on the 1880 maps and only appeared on the 1901 ordnance survey maps, so must have been sunk between those years. On the 1880 maps …

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Aberbeeg Colliery (South)

Aberbeeg Colliery (South) There isn’t a great deal of information or many photographs of the Aberbeeg South Colliery (as seen in the image upper right. The colliery on the left was the Crumlin Navigation Colliery). It was late in the sinking operations and seems to be a forgotten pit. The Aberbeeg Collieries Ltd. In January 1924 it was announced in …

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The Aberbeeg Colliery (North)

The Aberbeeg North Colliery¬† Aberbeeg North Colliery (as seen in the image above) was located on the bank of the river Ebbw Fawr in the Cwm Valley, not far from the Hanbury Hotel, close to where the Fly-Over Garage is today. The Sinking of the Colliery. In 1860 the Aberbeeg North Colliery was established and its sinking began under the …

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The New Colliery – Aberbeeg

The New Colliery – Aberbeeg. Monmouthshire, post-war 1918, the Messrs J. Lancaster & Company with the Ebbw Vale Company planned to sink a new colliery in the Cwm Valley at Aberbeeg. Arrangements were made with the Great Western Railway Company to install railway sidings with a bridge over the river (as seen left) branching off the main line from Aberbeeg …

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