Collieries of Wales (Engineering and Architecture)


Edited for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales by Stephen Hughes, Brian Malaws, Medwyn Parry and Peter Wakelin

Published 1994? ISBN 1-871184-11-8

Indexed by Gareth Hicks June 2000

**My copy of this book was deposited with Glamorgan FHS in April 2022

An Introduction and listing of the book's contents page is on Wales - Genealogy Help Pages



Abercraf, Drawing of manager's house and office at Ty-mawr level, 139Advertisement for Brown Lennox & Co Ltd castings, 63
Advertisement for Davey Pumping Engines, 91Advertisement for E Thomas & Williams, Safety Lamps, 1900, 39
Advertisement for Evan Thomas, Safety Lamps,1886, 39Advertisement for J C Howell, Electrical machinery for collieries, 1900, 157
Advertisement for Llewellyn and Cubitt, Winding Engines, 1892, 44Advertisement for Sheppard & Sons Ltd, Victor hauling engines, 1900, 51
Advertisement for Sheppard & Sons Ltd preparation/washing equipment, 1900, 125Advertisement for The Waddle Fans[Llanelly], 1900, 102
Advertisement for Uskside Engineering Co Ltd, Electric coal cutters, 1900, 47Advertisements for Uskside Engineering Co Ltd, various engines, 1900, 51
Bedwas, Drawing of surface/underground, 1913, 25Bedwas, Drawing of engine hall, 26
Bellis & Morcom Vertical Compressor, Drawings of, 110Britannia Colliery, Drawing of machinery in power house, 29
Britannia Colliery, Drawing of air tight casing, 57Britannia Colliery, Specification for air tight cladding, 1910-14, 59
Britannia Colliery, Cross section drawing of North Pit buildings, 59Britannia Colliery, Design drawings, 1910-14, 105
Britannia Colliery, Design drawing for workshop, 1910-14, 134Broadoak Colliery, Loughor, Drawing of double beam engine winder, 81
Colliery Baths built by the Miner's Welfare Committee, 145Cynheidre Colliery, Design drawing for Koepe headframe, 62
Deep Duffryn, Drawing of Waddle Fan and buildings, 101Deep Navigation Colliery, Schematic layout of washery, 127
Deep Navigation Colliery, Drawing of fitting shop machines], 133Deep Navigation Colliery, Plan of bathhouse, 1916, 142
Deep Navigation Colliery, Plan of later baths, 1932, 144Early pulley system for suspending miners' clothing, 1912, 141
Ebbw Vale, Drawing of early coal washing machine, 1865, 127Electric Double Drum Haulage[50/60 HP], Drawing of, 43
Glyn Pits, Pontypool, Drawing of engine house and stack, 1856-65, 78,79Gwernllwynchwith, Llansamlet, Drawing of engine-house, 1780s, 72
Horizontal compound differential pumping engine, illustration of, 160Landore coal pit, Drawing of Boulton & watts 78" cylinder engine, 1800, 89
Llansamlet, Scott's Pit, Drawing of pumping-engine house, 93Lower Navigation Colliery, Talywaun[Abersychan], Drawing of engine hall foundations, 30
Mine ventilation, diagram , 94New Tredegar/Elliot/Bargoed/Britannia/Penallta Pits , Drawing of supply lines to, 16
Penallta, Drawing of engine hall, 26Penallta Colliery, Drawing of washery, 1934, 122
Penallta Colliery, Design drawing for Edwardian Colliery Office, 1906-9, 138Penalltu Colliery, Drawing of winder drum, 1906-9, 81
Point of Ayr Colliery, Section drawing of 1924 engine house, 84Principal sites mentioned in text, 6
Taff Merthyr Colliery , Schematic Drawing of surface/underground, 11Tippler system for tram circuit, Drawing of, 116
Treboeth, Swansea, Plans of walled horse walk along side Llangyfelach Rd, 1758, 66Treboeth Common, Swansea, Drawing showing windlasses, 60
Walker Fan and drive, Drawing of, 106Wynnstay Colliery, near Ruabon, Drawing of winding house, 172
Ynys Merthyr Colliery, Drawing of water balance system, 1891-2, 76 




Abercynon Colliery[headframe], 1889, 56Abertillery New Mine, bottom of downcast shaft, 1978, 45
Bargoed Colliery[bunker tower], 1913, 31Big Pit [ underground workshop], 135
Big Pit [Engine Pit Level], 42Big Pit [underground engine house], 41
Big Pit, Blaenavon [Glyn Morgan, the last manager], 1980, 136Big Pit[Forge Level/River Arch, inspection], 1982, 40
Blaenserchan Colliery [ tram creeper], 117Blaenserchan Colliery, 1975-1979, 19
Britannia Colliery[circular bunker], 29British Iron Works, Abersychan [ tall beam engine pumping house], 89
Bryngwyn [ engine house ruin], 164Brynmawr, Clydach Terrace [aerial view of mineral workings], 146
Celynen North Colliery, 32Celynen South Colliery[active coalface], 1976, 46
Crumlin Navigation Colliery [Fan house], 107Crumlin Navigation Colliery, 1907-11, 166
Cwmbyrgwm Colliery [ oval shaft top and chimney ruins], 167Cwmbyrgwm, Abersychan [ shaft and cage], 77
Cynheidre Colliery [trunk roadway/junction], 50Cynheidre Colliery[winding towers], 1950s, 60
Deep Duffryn Colliery [ spare fan engine], 102Deep Duffryn Colliery[ Waddle Fan], 100
Deep Navigation Colliery [ Fitting shop], 132Deep Navigation Colliery [ vertical steam engine in downcast shaft engine house] , 154
Deep Navigation Colliery [original bathhouse], 143Deep Navigation Colliery[winding and engine houses], Treharris, 8
Edwardian Colliery[Winding Houses] Oakdale, 12Elliot Colliery [ engine house ], 169
Glyn Pits, Pontypool [ C19 pumping engine used as winder], 86Glyn Pits, Pontypool[ winding engine house], 79
Great Western Colliery, Hetty Shaft [winding engine house], 1875, 82Lady Windsor Colliery [ fan installation[, 96
Lady Windsor Colliery [ skips used in winding], 83Lady Windsor Colliery[headframe], 1886, 61
Lady Windsor Colliery [longwall coalface], 1982, 49Lady Windsor Colliery [underground collapse], 34
Llansamlet, Scott's Pit [ tall beam engine house], 92Llantrisant Colliery [ shell porch of ruined offices], 138
Lower Navigation Colliery, Abersychan [ engine house in light industrial use], 163Maedy Colliery [switchgear bank], 32
Maerdy Colliery [winder control room], 71Maerdy [Mardy] Colliery, 27
Marine Colliery [ Man-riding conveyor belt], 49Marine Colliery [derelict Hathorn Davey pumping engine in winding house], 160
Marine Colliery[small shaft winding steam winch], 64Merthyr Vale Colliery[headframe], 52
Merthyr Vale Colliery[washery], 123Morlais Coliery [winding engine and small cages], c 1905, 75
Morlais Colliery [ presentation by Sir Evan Williams], 152Morlais Colliery[boilers], 32
Morriston [ Capel Seion Baptist chapel], 149Morriston [Tabernacle chapel], 151
Mynyd Aberdar [aerial view showing outcrop workings], 147Oakdale Colliery [ Baum Jig wash box], 121
Oakdale Colliery [ Coal Preparation Complex], 113Oakdale Colliery [ slurry plant], 129
Oakdale Colliery [ top lit double workshops], 1908-10, 134Oakdale Colliery [ Washery buildings], 128
Oakdale Colliery, 24Oakdale Colliery[ loading bunkers], 119
Oakdale village and colliery, 22Onllwyn Colliery [ sand cone separator], 124
Penallta Colliery [ Compressor with after cooler], 109Penallta Colliery[engine hall], 14
Plas Power Colliery [ north east wales], 171Point of Ayr Colliery [winding engine], 85
Rhosllanerchrugog [ Miners' Institute], 150Six Bells Colliery [ Compressors with inter coolers], 1891, 111
Six Bells Colliery [ Fan engine], 107Six Bells Colliery [ Pay office], 139
Six Bells Colliery [ tippler and conveyor for trams], 114Six Bells Colliery [bath house-internal], 145
Six Bells Colliery [propellor fan], 1891, 104Six Bells Colliery [tram circuit/stock yard], 118
South Celynen Colliery [ smithy hearths], 130Stanleytown, Rhondda Fach [ Lower, Middle & Upper terraces], 148
Taff Merthyr Colliery [ froth floatation equipment], 120Taff Merthyr Colliery[ coal preparation plant], 127
Tirpentwys Colliery[headframe/drum], 55Tower Colliery, 24
Tredegar , No 9 Pit [winding engine house/chimney], late C19, 80Trehafod, Rhondda [ ventilation chimney], 99
Two miners working at end of a heading, 38Underground haulage engine by Powell Dyffryn Hengoed,Tredomen works, 44
Upper Cwmbran Colliery [ fan house], 103Yniscedwyn Colliery, Swansea Valley [workforce in early C20], 1