CRIMEA COLLIERY AND CANAL QUAY, YSTALYFERA

Site Details



NPRN
94711
Map Reference
SN70NE
Grid Reference
SN75680730
Unitary (Local) Authority
Neath, Port Talbot
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Ystalyfera
Type of Site
COAL MINE
Broad Class
Industrial
Period
Post Medieval;19th Century

Site Description

Crimea Colliery’s ruins of a stone built steam pumping engine house, winding engine house and chimney that operated from 1854 to 1862, are still substantially intact. They are located among the undergrowth to the west of the main Swansea Valley road. The embankment of a tramroad down to a tipping-stage on the Swansea Canal is among the remains.

Sources:
Site entry by Stephen Hughes for Buildings of Glamorgan, John Newman, 1995
A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the Swansea Region, by Stephen Hughes and Paul Reynolds, AIA, 1989

Claire Parry, RCAHMW, 24 August 2011

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