SN6804 : Old mine tramway crosses road under Tor Clawdd

near to Craig-Cefn-Parc, Swansea/Abertawe, Great Britain

Old mine tramway crosses road under Tor Clawdd
Old mine tramway crosses road under Tor Clawdd
This is the view directly across the single track road that runs down from Tor Clawdd into Clydach. The rails from one side of an old tramway can still be seen nearly buried in the tarmac as they cross to a blocked up mine entrance.
The 1877 sheet on Old Maps shows that this was called Craig Merthyr Colliery. Confusingly, it appears that there was a more recent and much more substantial working a few valleys west of here, above Pontarddulais, called Graig Merthyr Colliery.
See also SN6804 : Detail of blocked mine entrance under Tor Clawdd & SN6804 : Remains of dismantled tramway in Clydach valley and
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2012
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6815 0466 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.5067N 3:54.6212W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6815 0466
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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