Industrial Wales - Monmouthshire's Eastern Valley
The Cwm Nant Ddu Valley
From Gypsy Lane to Blaenserchan
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The Industrial Archaeology and history of the Cwm Nant Ddu Valley

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Gyspy Lane to Graig Ddu and Pen-rhiw-fid

Gyspy Lane, The 'Robin Hood' and Morrison's Pit

Graig-ddu Brickworks - SO 2542 0205

Graig-ddu Brickworks was an old-established brickworks, the National Archives have records from 1832 to 1907. It is mentioned in 1858 as the Graigddu Brick Co and around 1895 Southwood Jones, of the Danygraig brickworks in Risca, took over the operation. It was disused by 1962

Pen-rhiw-fid Quarry - SO 2506 0146

Greenland and Pistyll Gwyn

Greenland Colliery

Pistyll Gwyn

Llanerch Colliery

Llanerch Colliery - SO 2520 0240

Llanerch tramroad level

Some months ago the gate to one of the Llanerch levels was found open. It wasn't very long but it did contain a well-preserved length of tramroad and other interesting features.

Blaenserchan Colliery

Blaenserchan Colliery - SO 2440 0210

Travellers Rest and Blaen Nant Ddu

Acknowledgments, sources and further reading.

Thanks for the use of their photographs to :- Lawrence Skuse, Dennis Hopkins

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