Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron & Coal Co. Ltd. (Abersychan branch) Records

Scope and Content

Abersychan Iron Works colliers' paybooks, 1871-1882.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1852 the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Company acquired the New British Iron Company's works at Abersychan, Monmouthshire. Coal was mined at the Cwmsychan and Cwmnantddu pits to provide fuel for the steel and ironworks. By 1876, the works had closed.


Arranged chronologically

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr B. Davies, Big Pit Mining Museum, Blaenavon, 1983; Torfaen Museum Trust, Gwent, 1987, 1994.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Catalogue of Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron & Coal Co. Ltd. (Abersychan branch) records, Gwent Record Office.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further material is Gwent Record Office, D38/368-72, 74, Abersychan works production records and waste book, 1853-1882.

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