Records of the Risca Coal and Iron Company.. The collection consists of financial records only, namely pay books for the works at Risca.
Risca Coal and Iron Company, Records
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1836 John Russell purchased workings in the Waunfawr area for £50,000 and opened the Black Vein Colliery on the site in 1841. Russell formed the Risca Coal and Iron Company in 1847 to run the pit. In 1866 Thomas Rhodes bought the colliery which he then sold on to the London and South Wales Colliery Company in 1872.
An artificial arrangement has been imposed on the collection, with items catalogued under the series: Finance
Conditions Governing Access
Deposited by the National Coal Board on 26 Oct 1966.
Compiled by Louise Clarke for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to Lawrence, Ray, Mines of the South Wales Coalfield, Colliery Index, 2009.
This catalogue was produced with support from the Wellcome Trust as part of the cataloguing project, 'Glamorgan's Blood: Dark Arteries, Old Veins’.
All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
This collection is made up of material deposited by the National Coal Board on 26 Oct 1966.
This collection has been brought together from the following accession: DNCB/23 (acc no: U1966/2140).
Accruals are not expected.