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© Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey licence number 0100022206

NPRN 33549

Map Reference ST19NE

Grid Reference ST157979

Unitary (Local) Authority Caerphilly

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Pengam

Type of Site COAL MINE


Period 20th Century, Modern

Site Description Britannia colliery was built by the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co. Ltd. in 1910-14. The confined site available for the construction of this pit resulted in Britannia being the first colliery sunk and worked by electricity. Coal was moved by conveyor belt because horses had been unavailable from the beginning of the First World War. The colliery closed in 1989. Headframes and major surface buildings remain intact.

Reference: Collieries of Wales - Engineering and Architecture, RCAHMW.

RCAHMW, 2009.

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