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GREAT MOUNTAIN COLLIERY, TUMBLE

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

NPRN 421100

Map Reference SN51SW

Grid Reference SN5415112129

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Carmarthenshire

Community Llannon

Type of Site COLLIERY

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Post Medieval

Site Description The Great Mountain Colliery went into production in the late 1880s and became the most productive colliery in the Gwendraeth valley. The colliery closed in 1962. The No 1 drift stayed open for a number of years after this date as a pumping station.

References: OS historical mapping; www.welshcoalmines.co.uk

RCAHMW, 2015.

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