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National Coal Board Plans of Colliery Pit-head Buildings

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO NCB 2

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Title: National Coal Board Plans of Colliery Pit-head Buildings

Short title: National Coal Board, colliery pit-head buildings, plans

Dates of creation: 1931-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 526 items

Name of creator(s): National Coal Board


Administrative and biographical history: The National Coal Board (NCB) was set up under the Coal Nationalisation Act 1946. From 1 January 1947 it had sole responsibility for managing the British coal industry. The collieries of the former county of West Glamorgan lay within the NCB's South Wales Area. The NCB became British Coal in 1986 and was dissolved in 1994.


Scope and content: Plans, 1931-1984, of colliery pit-head baths and other surface buildings at Abercrave, 1951-1953, Abernant, 1955-1957, Aberpergwm, 1937-1972, Blaengwrach, 1960-1963, Bryn, [1930s]-1956, Brynlliw, 1957, Cwmdu House Central Laboratory, Swansea, 1950-1965, Cwmgorse, 1951-1953, Cwmgwrach, 1936-1961, Dare, 1931-1955, Felin Fran, 1958, Garth Tonmawr, 1956-1957, Glyncastle, 1950-1959, Glyncorrwg, 1949-1954, Gwaun Cae Gurwen collieries, 1939-1955, Onllwyn No. 1 Colliery, 1954-1955, Onllwyn No.3 Colliery, 1951-1954, Onllwyn (unspecified), 1953-1954, Pentreclwydau sewage treatment plant, 1957-1958, Pontardulais Central Wages Offices, 1963, Tirbach pit-head baths, 1939-1957, Treforgan, 1963-1964, offices at 45 Wind Street, Swansea, 1953, miscellaneous, 1948-1984.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by colliery.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Information not available

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Related units of description: Further National Coal Board records are in West Glamorgan Archives Service.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Plans of colliery pit-head baths and other surface buildings; West Glamorgan Archive Service, Files from the National Coal Board South Wales Area relating to collieries in West Glamorgan, 1939-1990, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: January 2005



Coal mines and mining | Wales | Neath Port Talbot | Designs and plans

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