Estates Department

Scope and Content

Papers of the Estates Department of the National Coal Board and the British Coal Corporation, comprising papers concerning estate matters arising from the Aberfan Disaster, planning and development files for improvement works at a small number of collieries, a file concerning subsidence claims, a series of plans of colliery buildings and a box of miscellaneous leases and agreements.

Administrative / Biographical History

The role of the Estates Branch was to manage the surface estates and housing, acquire land for various purposes and dispose of land and property no longer required.

[Information taken from The National Archive Catalogue, COAL 45, accessed 30 May 2017.]

Custodial History

This subfonds is made up of material brought together from different accessions deposited by the National Coal Board and the British Coal Corporation. This subfonds has been brought together from the following accessions: DNCB/23 (acc. no: U1966/2140) DNCB/60 (no accession number identified) DNCB/67 (no accession number identified) The previous reference number for each item is listed in its individual catalogue entry.