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TAFF COLLIERY;NIXON'S MERTHYR VALE COLLIERY;MERTHYR VALE COLLIERY, ABERFAN

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NPRN 80485

Map Reference SO00SE

Grid Reference SO07380001

Unitary (Local) Authority Merthyr Tydfil

Old County Glamorgan

Community Merthyr Vale

Type of Site COAL MINE

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period 19th Century, Post Medieval

Site Description The colliery is depicted on Ordnance Survey 25in maps as 'Taff Colliery' (first ed., 1876); 'Nixon's Merthyr Vale Colliery' (second ed., 1900) and 'Merthyr Vale Colliery' (third ed., 1919). The site has been demolished and cleared. A tramway, 'Nixon's Colliery Tramway' was built to carry waste spoil from the colliery and eventually extended for almost a kilometre to the north, crossing to the west bank of the River Taff before 1900 and extending over Aberfan Road on the 'Black Bridge' (nprn 410671).
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 27 April 2010.

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