Map of the Garw Valley in 1884

Garw Valley 1884

This map shows the area before coal mining really took hold of the valley. There were only 3 deep pits working here at this time although many levels (drift mines) are noted on this map.

This part of the Garw Valley eventually had 6 working coal mines and innumerable coal levels (drift mines). The collieries were:

  • Lluest – working in 1880 and closed in 1902
  • Ffaldau – sunk in 1877 and closed in 1985
  • Darren – sunk in 1880s and closed in 1924
  • Glenafon – sunk in 1903 and closed in 1959
  • International – sunk in 1890-1893 and closed in 1967
  • Garw – sunk in 1883 and closed in 1985.

You can explore this map yourself on the Old-Maps website.

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