Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Monmouthshire's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by Joseph S. Martin, H.M.Inspector for the South Western District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Monmouthshire, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Abercarn (Prince of Wales)
Abercarn
United National Collieries Ltd., Cardiff
W. Jones
R. Simpson
817
154
Coal
Black Vein and Five Feet
Aberbeeg
Aberbeeg
Exors. of the late Henry Powell, Aberbeeg
R. Jordan
W. Weale
225
35
Coal, C, G, H, M & S
Tillery
Abernant
Argoed
Bargoed Coal Co. Ltd., Brecon
Theodore Vachell
E. Eynon
279
44
Coal
Tillery
Abersychan, "Big Pit", "Golynos", "Nos. 1 & 2 Pits"
Talywain
Abersychan Elled Co. (Hoskins and Llewelyn), Talywain, Pontypool
T.C. Smith
J. Davies
409
92
Coal, C, G, H & S

Albert
Pontnewynydd
L. Purnall, Pentrepeod, Pontnewydd


2
0
Coal
Old Coal
Aral and Llandavel
Aberbeeg
James and Emanuel, Abersychan
R. Emanuel
T.F. Salt
69
10
Coal
Tillery
Aral Griffin
Aberbeeg
John Lancaster and Co. Ltd., Blaina
J. Jeffreys

72
101

Sinking. Three-quarter and Black Seams.
Argoed
Blackwood
Happerfield and Willans, Maindee, Newport


14
3
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Bedwas
Bedwas
T. Thomas, Islwyn House, Caerphilly


4
2
Coal
Llantwit
Bedwas Uchaf
Maesycwmmer
Watkin Davies, Bedwas Uchaf, Maesycwmmer


2
0
Stone
Building Stone
Bedwellty Levels
Tredegar
Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Tredegar
W.H. Routledge
D. Richards
20
8
Coal, G & H
Pontygwaith
Bedwellty Pits
Tredegar
Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Tredegar
W.H. Routledge
W. Taylor
560
102
Coal, C & S
Big and Yard
Big Pit
Blaenavon
Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Blaenavon
P. Williams
F.L. Sadler
421
107
Coal, G, H & S
Old Coal, Horn, Bottom Vein Mine
Big Vein Pit
Varteg
J. Vipond and Co. Ltd., Pontypool
J. Brace
C. Keare
109
38
Coal
Big and Elled
Black Vein Slope
Nantyglo
Nantyglo Elled and Steam Coal Co., Nantyglo
W. Griffiths
Wm. Beadon
13
2
Coal
Black Vein
Blaencuffin
Aberbeeg
T. Hall, Blaencuffin Colliery, Aberbeeg


2
0
Clay
Soap Vein Clay
Blaendare (see Slope)
Pontypool
Blaendare Co. Ltd., Pontypool
W. Llewellin



Coal, S
Soap Vein
Blaensychan and Hafod Vein
Cwmnantddu
Partridge, Jones and Co. Ltd., Abresychan, Pontypool
J. Morgan
F. Peake
398
38
Coal
Tillery
Bryncoch
Bargoed
John Evans, Bryncoch, Bargoed, near Cardiff




Coal

Bryngwyn
Bedwas
R. Thomas, Bryngwyn Colliery, Bedwas


4
3
Coal
Maesmawr
Bush
Crumlin
Bush Coal Co. (J. Edwards), Newbridge




Coal
Tillery. Only works for their own consumption.
Caerllwyn Level
near Mynyddysllwyn, Pontllanfraith
John Lewis jun., Wood Road, Pontypridd




Coal

Clawe-y-Plwyf
near Mynyddysllwyn, Pontllanfraith
John Lewis jun., Wood Road, Pontypridd




Coal

Cefn Coch
Crumlin
R.C. Lewis and Sons, Beaufort Arms Hotel, Newbridge


3
0
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Cefn y Crib
Crumlin
A. Thomas, Hafod y rhy Nis, Crumlin


3
1
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Celynen
Abercarn
Newport, Abercarn, Black Vein Steam Coal Co. Ltd., Abercarn
J.M. Wallace
W.F. Jones
1354
246
Coal
Black Vein, Stanley, Lower Black Vein
Cinder Level
Nantyglo
Nantyglo Elled and Steam Coal Co., Nantyglo
W. Griffiths
W. Beadon
24
6
Coal
Big
Cinder Pit
Blaenavon
Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Blaenavon
P. Williams
F.L. Sadler


Coal
Not working in 1895 and 1896
Clay Level
Sirhowy
C.W. Ellis, Sirhowy


9
1
Coal and Clay
Gevar y Cae Coal and Clay
Coalbrookvale, "Coke Yard", "Deep Pit" and "Ffosmaen"
Nantyglo
Coalbrook Vale Colliery Co, (J.G. and W. Barnes), Nantyglo
D. Rees

511
120
Coal
Old Coal, Bydelog and New Vein
Coal Pit
Varteg
Partridge, Jones and Co. Ltd., Abersychan, Pontypool
D. Rees
W. Powell
181
47
Coal
Rock Yard, Meadow and Old Coal
Coed y Moeth
Bargoed
Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co. Ltd., New Tredegar
N. Phillips
Evan Rees
241
44

Sinking
Cwm
Cwm
Monmouthshire and Cwm Colliery Co., Aberbeeg
J. Stanfield
G. Foster
95
19
Coal
Tillery
Cwm Level
Crumlin
Lewis Llewellyn, Soverydd Farm, Hafodyrynys, Crumlin


1
1
Coal

Cwmbran
Cwmbran
Patent Nut and Bolt Co. Ltd., Cwmbran
J. Jacob
W. Griffiths
680
118
Coal, C, G, M & S
Black Vein and Meadow Vein
Cwmbran Fireclay Level
Upper Cwmbran
H. Parfitt, Cwmbran


14
1
Coal, M, Fireclay
Meadow Vein, Coal and Clay
Cwmburgwm
Pontypool
James and Emanuel, Abersychan
R. Emanuel
T.F. Salt
1
0
Coal
Tillery
Cwm Farm Level
Abertillery
Powell's Tillery Steam Coal Co. Ltd., Abertillery
E.B. Lichtenberg
Wm. Jones
9
1
Coal
Tillery
Cwmfrwdoer
Pontypool
D. Jenkins, Cwmfrwdoer Colliery, Pontypool


5
1
Coal, H
Tillery
Cwmnantygint
Aberbeeg
T. Williams, Aberbeeg


2
0
Coal, H
Mynyddysllwyn
Cwmnantygroes
Abertillery
Clapp and Co., Newport
E.R. Lewis
E. Owen
24
6
Coal, H & M
Tillery
Cwmtillery Red Ash
Cwmtillery
Cwmtillery Red Ash Colliery Co. Ltd., Cwmtillery
D. Lewis

53
7
Coal
Tillery
Darran
Risca
Jones Darran Firebrick Works Ltd.
J. Jones

21
3
Coal and Clay
Hard Vein, No. 1 and Sun
Dodd's Slope
Blaenavon
Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Blaenavon
P. Williams
F.L. Sadler
176
18
Coal, C
Three Quarters
Drissiog
Ebbw Vale
Harris and Co., Ebbw Vale


7
2
Coal
Old Man Coal
Ebbw Vale Pits, "Nos. 15 & 22", and "Fire Clay Level"
Ebbw Vale
Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co., Ltd., Ebbw Vale
B. Owen
D. Evans
545
42
Coal
Old Coal, Elled, Big & Three Quarters
Elled Drift
Cwmbran
Patent Nut and Bolt Co. Ltd., Cwmbran
J. Jacob
W. Griffiths


Coal
Elled
Elled Pit
Varteg
J. Vipond and Co. Ltd., Pontypool
J. Brace



Coal
Big and Elled. Suspended
Elled Pit
Pontnewynydd
Elled Colliery Co., 14, West Bute St., Cardiff
Hugh Caldwell

7
2


Elliot
New Tredegar
Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co. Ltd., New Tredegar
N. Phillips
Evan Rees
1337
350
Coal, S
Ras Las
Forge Slope
Blaenavon
Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Blaenavon
P. Williams
F.L. Sadler
114
9
Coal, G
Horn
Ganister
Sirhowy
Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Ebbw Vale
A.L. Davis
W. Jones


Stone
Ganister Rock
Garn Pits
Blaenavon
Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Blaenavon
P. Williams
Octavius Jones
137
27
Coal, S
Old Coal, Bydelog, Bottom Vein Mine
Gelly deg Ucha
Maesycwmmer
D. Richards and Co., Maesycwmmer


29
3
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Gelli Dywyll
Blackwood
D. Lewis, Blackwood




Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Gelly haf
Fleur-le-lis, Maesycwmmer
T.H. Jones


6
1
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Gelly haf
Fleur-de-lis, Maesycwmmer
D. Treasure, Fleur-de-lis, Maesycwmmer, via Cardiff


21
2
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Glyn
Pontypool
Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co., Ebbw Vale


6
16
Coal
Rock, Meadow and Old Coal
Glynnantddu
Glynnantddu
James and Emanuel, Abersychan
E. Emanuel
E. Davis
105
13
Coal
Tillery
Graigddu
Cwmfrwdoer
E. Southwood Jones and Co., Risca
10
0
Coal and Clay
Soap Vein, Coal, and Clay
Graig Vawr
Cwm
Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Ebbw Vale
J. Jones
Evan Parry
87
10
Coal, H
Tillery
Gray Pit, Tillery Colliery
Abertillery
Powell's Tillery Steam Coal Co. Ltd.
T.J. Lamb
C. Hardy
365
49
Coal
Black Vein
Greenland
Pontnewynydd
John Lewis and Co., Blackwood
J. Edmunds
E. Morgan
3
2
Coal
Tillery
Greenmeadow
Abertillery
Abertillery Collieries Co. (T. Robins and E. Williams, Abertillery)
Abiather Lloyd

14
4
Coal, C, G & M
Tillery
Griffin, "No. 1 Pit"
Blaina
John Lancaster & Co. Ltd., Blaina
J. Williams

366
49
Coal
Three Quarters, Big and Elled
Griffin, "No. 2 Pit"
Blaina
John Lancaster and Co. Ltd., Blaina
J. Williams

756
60
Coal
Three Quarters, Big and Elled
Griffin, "No. 3 Pit"
Blaina
John Lancaster and Co. Ltd., Blaina
J. Williams

807
61
Coal
Old Coal
Gwallodylbaun
Blackwood
Thomas and Son, Gwallodylbaun Colliery, Blackwoood


14
2
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Gwrhay
Blackwood
John Lewis and Co., Blackwood
J. Edmunds
L. Watkins
13
3
Coal
Tillery
Henllis
Cwmbran
Patent Nut and Bolt Co. Ltd., Cwmbran
J. Jacob
J. Beaumont
51
16
Coal, C, G, M & S, Clay
Black Vein, Coal and Clay
Henwain
Blaina
John Lancaster and Co. Ltd., Blaina
J. Williams
Jabez Jeffreys
391
47
Coal
Big and Elled
Hollybush
Hollybush
Exors. of the late E.D. Williams, Blackwood
E. Edwards
W. Lewis
51
25
Coal, C, G, H & M
Pontygwaith
Islwyn
Pontllanfraith
E. Thomas, Pontllanfraith


5
2
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Kay's Slope
Blaenavon
Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Blaenavon
P. Williams
W. Addie
329
97
Coal, C, H & S
Three Quarters, Big, Elled
Kendon
Crumlin
Davies Brothers, Crumlin


6
0
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Llanerch
Cwmnantddu
Partridge, Jones, and Co. Ltd., Abersychan, Pontypool
D. Rees
Richard Ashman
396
80
Coal
Three Quarters, Rock, Meadow
Llanhilleth
Aberbeeg
Partridge, Jones, and Co. Ltd., Abersychan, Pontypool
W. Davies
W. Gay
692
121
Coal
Black Vein
Llwydcoed
Nantyglo
Lewis Bros., Twyncynghordy, Brynmawr


16
4
Coal
Black Vein
Lower Deep
Blaina
John Lancaster and Co. Ltd., Blaina
J. Williams
Jabez Jeffreys
504
54
Coal
Old Coal
Lower Wainborfa
Pengam
Lewis, Lewis, and Sons, Blackwood
John Jenkins
R. Bramble


Coal
Mynyddysllwyn. (Not worked in 1896.)
Mammole
Argoed
C. Pond, Blackwood
C. Pond
J. Harrison
17
5
Coal, C, G, H & M
Mynyddysllwyn
Mardy
Rhymney
Rhymney Iron Co. Ltd., Rhymney
J. Powell
W.J. Jones
238
26
Coal, S
Upper Four Feet, Big, Elled
Marine
Cwm
Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron, and Coal Co. Ltd., Ebbw Vale
J. Jones
G. Burrows
748
85
Coal, S
Old Coal, Three Quarters, Big, and Elled
New Derllwyn
White Rose
C. Tillet, New Tredegar, via Cardiff


18
2
Coal
Brithdir
New Gelly haf
Fleur-de-lis, via Cardiff
C. James, New Gellyhaf Colliery, Fleur-de-lis, via Cardiff


16
0
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
New Hollybush
Hollybush
Exors. of E.D. Williams, Blackwood
E. Edwards
W. Lewis
49
0
Coal, C, G, H & M
Pontygwaith
New Mouth
Pontypool
D. Buck and Brace, Old Lion, Abersychan
John Brace

13
3
Coal
Old Coal
New Penmaen
Tredegar
New Panmaen Colliery Co., Pontypool


0
1
Coal
Abandoned Dec. 1896
New Slope
Varteg
J. Vipond and Co. Ltd., Pontypool
F.H. Davies
J. Jeffries
207
47
Coal
Big and Elled
New Tredegar
New Tredegar
Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co. Ltd., New Tredegar
N. Phillips
Lewis Watkins
948
140
Coal, S
Big and Yard
North Blaina (New Sun Pit)
Blaina
J. and W. Stone, Blaina
W. Griffiths

395
93
Coal
Three Quarter, Big and Elled
Pennar
Pontllanfraith
F. Goter, Pennar Colliery, Pontllanfraith


2
0
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Pennar Junction
Pontllanfraith, near Tredegar Junction
Pennar Junction Coal Co. (c/o R. Jeremiah, Woodfield Cottage, Blackwood)


7
2
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Penrhiew and Woodfield
Blackwood
Penrhiew and Woodfield Coal Co. Ltd., 14, John St., Bristol
W.H. Davies
John Lloyd
79
12
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Pentwyn
Machen
W. Lewis, Pentwyn Colliery, Machen




Coal

Pentwyn Slope
Abersychan
Jabez Gregory, Abersychan


4
2
Coal
Old Coal
Penyvan
Cwm, near Aberbeeg
C. Pond, Blackwood
C. Pond

23
5
Coal, C, G, H & M
Mynyddysllwyn
Plaesycoed
Cwmfrwdoer, Pontypool
E. Harvey, Plaesycoed Farm, Pontypool


15
1
Coal
Tillery
Pochin
Tredegar
Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Tredegar
W.H. Routledge
D. Davies
896
133
Coal, C & S
Big and Yard
Primrose
Blackwood
C. Pond, Blackwood
C. Pond
J. Harrison
14
2
Coal, C, G, H & M
Mynyddysllwyn
Pwllddu
Blaenavon
Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Blaenavon
P. Williams
Octavius Jones
5
1
Iron
Botton Vein Mine
Quarry Pit
Abercarn
United National Collieries Ltd., Cardiff
W. Jones
Robert Simpson
0
1
Coal
Elled. Suspended.
Rassa (Rhyd-y-blew)
Beaufort
David Morris, Rhyd Inn, Beaufort, Mon.


9
5
Coal
Yard and Old Coal
Rhymney Pit
Rhymney
Rhymney Iron Co. Ltd., Rhymney
J. Powell
Wm. Bowen


Coal, S and Clay
Clay Vein, Coal and Clay. Abandoned
Risca
Risca
United National Collieries Ltd., Cardiff
G.W. Wilkinson
G.J. Broakes
840
168
Coal, S and Clay
Black Vein and Lower Black Vein
Risca (Old Black Vein)
Risca
United National Collieries Ltd., Cardiff
G.W. Wilkinson
G.J. Broakes


Clay
Red and Grey Vein
Rock
Blackwood
Lewis, Lewis and Sons, Blackwood
John Jenkins

41
5
Coal, G, H & M
Mynyddysllwyn
Rock Pit
Varteg
J. Vipond and Co. Ltd., Pontypool
F.H. Davies
C. Keare
312
56
Coal
Rock, Meadow, and Old Coal
Rock Slope
Varteg
J. Vipond and Co. Ltd., Pontypool
F.H. Davies
J. Jeffries
236
54
Coal
Rock and Meadow Vein
Sirhowy and Ganister
Sirhowy
Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Ebbw Vale
A.L. Davies
W. Jones
229
136
Coal, H & S
Gwar y cae, Bydelo Fireclay, Ganister
Slope
Pontypool
Blaendare Co. Ltd., Pontypool

W. Llewellin
80
6
Coal, S
New Vein
Slope (No. 10)
Varteg
Partridge, Jones and Co. Ltd., Abersychan, Pontypool
D. Rees

69
11
Coal
Yard
South Wales and Rose Heyworth
Cwmtillery
Lancaster's Steam Coal Collieries Ltd., South Wales Colliery, Cwmtillery
D. Lewis
David Smith
1353
272
Coal
Old Coal, Three Quarters, Big, and Elled
Stanley
Tredegar
Tredegar Iron and Coal Company Ltd., Tredegar
W.H. Routledge
J. Evans
0
4
Coal
Engine
Tillery
Abertillery
Powell's Tillery Steam Coal Co. Ltd., Abertillery
T.J. Lamb
C. Handy
622
59
Coal
Three Quarters and Elled
Tir Pentwys
Pontypool
Tir Pentwys Black Vein Steam Coal and Coke Co. Ltd.
B. Nicholas
E. Jones
716
105
Coal
Tillery and Black Vein. Tillery Plan to H.O., 1895
Tir Philkins, New Drift
Pontllanfraith
Wm. Hopkins and Co., Penmain Farm, Blackwood


1
1
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn Rider
Tonymoch
Pontllanfraith
Davies and Coleman, Tonymach Colliery, Blackwood


2
0
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Ton-y-pistil
Newbridge
Ivor Edwards, 45, James Villa, Cwmcarn, Mon.




Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Tredegar, "No. 7"
Tredegar
Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Tredegar
W.H. Routledge
J. Evans


Coal, C & S
Old Coal. Stopped
Trinant
Crumlin
Waterloo Colliery Co., Newport
B. Strong
M. Barnes
8
2
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Tunnel and Clay Level
Blaenavon
Blaenavon Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Blaenavon
P. Williams
O. Jones
36
9
Coal
Bydelog, Meadow Vein, Old Coal
Twyn Gwyn
Newbridge
Twyn Gwyn Coal Co. (Richards), Newbridge


11
1
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Ty Gwyn
Pontypool
Jonathan Williams, Pontypool
W. Wigley

50
8
Coal
Mynyddysllwyn
Ty Trist
Tredegar
Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Tredegar
W.H. Routledge
T. Davies
526
92
Coal, C & S
Big, Yard & Old Coal
Upper Aral
Abertillery
Upper Aral Coal Co., c/o A. Lloyd, Blaina Road, Abertillery


7
0
Coal
Tillery
Varteg Hill No. 2 Mine Pit
Varteg
J. Vipond and Co. Ltd., Pontypool
F.H. Davies
J. Jeffries
47
9
Coal
Jack and Ball Mine
Vedw
Machen
Vedw Colliery Co. (W.H. Davies), Machen


4
0

Exploring
Victoria, "No. 1"
Victoria
Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron, and Coal Co. Ltd., Ebbw Vale
A.L. Davies
E. Parry
275
88
Coal
Big, Bydelog, Old & Old Woman's Coal
Vivian Pit (Tillery Colliery)
Abertillery
Powell's Tillery Steam Coal Co. Ltd., Abertillery
E.B. Lichtenberg
William Jones
547
60
Coal
Elled
Waun Llwyd
Victoria
Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron, and Coal Co. Ltd., Ebbw Vale
T. Jones
Arthur Parry
884
67
Coal, S
Three Quarters, Big, and Elled
Wain Nantyglo Level
Brynmawr
Wain Nantyglo Colliery Co., Brynmawr
J. Phillips
E. Williams
154
14
Coal, H
Bydelog
Watercourses
Beaufort
Nantyglo and Blaina Co., Blaina


2
0

Only keeping water courses open.
Wern Hill
Tranch
A.H. Bailey, Builder, Pontnewynydd


1
1
Coal

West Blaina Red Ash
Tranch
West Blaina Red Ash Colliery Co., Blaina


9
4
Coal
Tillery
Westfield
Argoed
C. Pond, Blackwood
C. Pond
J. Harrison
17
4
Coal, C, G, H & M
Mynyddysllwyn
White Rose Level
New Tredegar
Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co. Ltd., New Tredegar
N. Phillips
L.W. Lewis
54
8
Coal, H & M, Clay
Brithdir Coal and Clay
Whitworth Drift
Tredegar
Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Tredegar
W.H. Routledge
T. Reynolds
224
29
Coal, C & S
Elled, Big and Yard
Whitworth Pits
Tredegar
Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. Ltd., Tredegar
W.H. Routledge
J. Powell
442
56
Coal
Bydelog, Little Yard and Old Coal
Yew Tree
Pontypool
E. Rowland, Yew Tree Colliery, Pontypool




Coal
New Vein. Abandoned.
Yr ochor with
Ynysddu
Wentloog Coal Co., Yr ocher with Colliery, Ynysddu


23
4
Coal, C & S
Mynyddysllwyn
Total
25542
4433

The initial letters attached to the word "Coal" in the column "Minerals Worked" indicate the kind of Coal produced, as C Coking Coal; G Gas Coal; H Household Coal; M Manufacturing Coal; S Steam Coal.

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