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CRIMEA COLLIERY AND CANAL QUAY, YSTALYFERA

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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

Site Description Crimea Colliery‚Äôs 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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