Aberbeeg and Cwm Collieries

The Marine Colliery

The Marine Colliery Cwm. Started sinking in 1889 by the Ebbw Vale Company and originally called the Graig Fawr. It was completed by June 3rd 1892 and was reported as being christened on this date and had been known as the Graig Fawr through henceforth be known and addressed as “The Marine Colliery”. The area known as Llandavel upon which ... 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 »

Graig Fawr Colliery

Graig Fawr Colliery. This 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 thos years. on the 1880 maps there was ... Read More »

Aberbeeg Colliery (North)

Aberbeeg Colliery (North) The Aberbeeg Colliery Company – Messrs William Webb, Thomas Spittle and James Patrick. Aberbeeg Colliery (North) was located on the banks of the river Ebbw Fawr in the Cwm Valley, not far from the Hanbury Hotel, close to where the Fly-Over Garage is today (as seen middle left in the image above). It was established and sinking ... Read More »

Aberbeeg New Colliery “The Pit That Never Was”

Aberbeeg Colliery “The Pit That Never Was“ On Saturday 4th December 1920 a new Colliery undertaking went ahead by the J. Lancaster & Co at Aberbeeg, the first sod was cut by Lady Mather-Jackson J.P., O.B.E. It had been planned to sink this new colliery as early as 1918 and was in the planning procedure until 1919 but owing to ... Read More »

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