National Coal Board, South Wales Coalfield Seam Maps

Scope and Content

Folio of maps, diagrams, sections, tables and acetates, 1957-1962, depicting coal seams of the South Wales Coalfield, mainly in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

In [1959] the National Coal Board's (NCB) Scientific Department Coal Survey produced a folio of maps and diagrams to present a general picture of the variation in structure and properties of all important seams in the South Wales Coalfield. This was accompanied by a supplement, [1962], depicting the Five feet and Gellideg seams.


Arranged into the following: Scientific Department, Coal Survey; acetates.

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Acquisition Information



Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, National Coal Board, South Wales Coalfield Seam Maps.

Other Finding Aids

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

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