Aberpergwm Collieries Co Ltd, Glyn-neath, Glamorgan
1794-1910: coal shipment books, accounts and wages ledgers
[National Library of Wales, Dept of Manuscripts and Records - Reference: Williams p115-124]
The parish church is dedicated to St. Cadoc, is in the Benefice of Aberpergwm and Blaengwrach, and the Diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website.
Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Aberpergwm Ecclesiastical Parish records "Aberpergwm is a modern parish within the western division of the rural deanery of Upper Groneath in the diocese of Llandaff. It was created in 1861 from the ancient parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath. It is situated approximately 10 miles north-east of Neath. The records here relate to Aberpergwm and St. Mary's Church, Blaengwrach, which was erected as a chapel of ease in the parish of Glyncorrwg and transferred to Aberpergwm in 1950. The parish church is dedicated to St. Cattwg."
" ........... records include registers of St. Cadocs, Aberpergwm and St. Marys, Blaengwrach of marriages, 1837-1981; baptisms, 1849-1986; banns, 1895-1987; burials, 1849-1981; services, 1940-1988; churchwardens records, 1924-1949; vestry minutes, 1863-1977; parochial church council minutes, 1920-1975; church affairs, 1935-1980; church organisations, 1937-1942; civil and miscellaneous records, 1926-1959"
Description and Travel
You can see pictures of Aberpergwm which are provided by:
Aberpergwm Estate Records 1605-1910 "The Williams family of Aberpergwm was an old family with a very long association with the upper Neath Valley. The family pedigree can be traced back to one Morgan ap Caradoc ap Iestyn, the 12th century lord of Nedd-Afan. The family made Aberpergwm their home in the 16th century, and continued there until the 1950s..............."
"Deeds of the Aberpergwm estate in Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Breconshire, and Carmarthenshire, 1605-1908,........... rentals and general account books of the estate, including account books and balance sheets of the Aberpergwm colleries, 1759-1910; documents relating to Treferig Valley railway, 1874-1884; personal papers, including letters to the Williams family of Aberpergwm and the associated families of Smith of Castellau, Llantrisant, Lloyd of Castellau and Aberpergwm and the Bush family of Durcot, Oxfordshire, 1762-1901; Castellau estate papers, 1863-1878; miscellaneous papers, 1671-1884; printed material, 1811-1895;............................."
Aberpergwm Estate Papers 1804-1935 "Deeds, 1871-1915; estate papers, including accounts, 1848-1928, correspondence, 1867-1926, miscellaneous administrative papers, 1841-1920, architect's plans for Aberpergwm House, 1843, and papers relating to the restoration and maintenance work on Aberpergwm House and garden, 1876-1920; papers relating to collieries owned by the family in Glamorganshire (Dunraven Adare, Gwaunclawdd, Measteg Bettws Llantwit, Cilhepste and Aberpergwm), 1836, 1852-1935, including mineral leases, accounts of the payment of royalties, plans of workings, articles of association and correspondence between the colliery company and the land owner and his agents; and family and personal papers of the Williams family, 1804-1919, .............................
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN864061 (Lat/Lon: 51.742010, -3.646771), Aberpergwm which are provided by:
Public Records/Industry: Colliery Tip Plans "Colliery tip plans relating to Aberpergwm tip, Blaengwrach tip, Cefn Coed Colliery spoil heap, Hendy Merthyr Colliery tip and Margam Colliery tipping area 1969-1987"
Aberpergwm and Pwllfaron Collieries 1908 "Aberpergwm and Pwllfaron Collieries were orignially two separate Collieries situated near Glyn-neath in the Vale of Neath.
Aberpergwm Colliery was the name given to a number of slant mines in the Glyn-neath area. Many of which had been worked since the early 1800s. In 1906, the Modern Aberpergwm slant was opened by the Aberpergwm Colliery Company................................."
D.L. Evans (Abercrave) Includes "......... Aberpergwm Colliery rules 1902.........."
E.W. Evans (Glynneath) "Aberpergwm and Pwllfaron Collieries price lists 1910."
Howell Davy Williams Includes " .......... price-lists for Aberpergwm, Cwmgwrach, Deep Duffryn and Rock Collieries 1951-1957............."
National Coal Board, colliery pit-head buildings, plans Includes " ......... Plans, 1931-1984, of colliery pit-head baths and other surface buildings at .............Aberpergwm, 1937-1972........."