SO2404 : Derelict colliery building near Talywain

taken 5 years ago, near to Abersychan, Torfaen/Tor-Faen, Great Britain

Derelict colliery building near Talywain
Derelict colliery building near Talywain
A remnant of the old Cwmsychan Colliery I believe. This small mine was one of four shafts sunk locally in the 1860's and closed in the 1930's, with one 500 foot shaft being in-filled in the early 1960's.

Apparently 17 miners lost their lives in this mine over those years, all the result of roof falls I believe. Here's to them. RIP.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2490 0436 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.9740N 3:5.3322W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2497 0439
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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