Glyncorrwg, Afan Valley (87489871)

The Ynyscorrwg Pit was sunk to just below the No.2 Rhondda seam which it found at a depth of 712 feet 3 inches. This seam had a thickness of coal 15 inches, dirt 6 inches, and coal 34 inches, at this pit.

It was not listed in 1913, and in 1915 it drifted down to the No.2 Rhondda seam which was worked to the rise from a depth of 126 yards.

It was shown in 1917 as being owned by the Ynyscorrwg Colliery Company of Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff. This company was not a member of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coal Owners Association.

In 1918 this pit employed 393 men underground and 99 men on the surface with the manager being W.E. Hoyle. In 1921 it is shown as being owned by the Glyncorrwg Colliery Company and in 1923 it employed 410 men working underground and 131 men working at the surface of the mine. W.E. Hoyle was the manager at that time.

It closed in 1926.

Some statistics:

  • 1912: Manpower: 92
  • 1918: Manpower: 492
  • 1923: Manpower: 541
  • 1925: Manpower: 550

Information supplied by Ray Lawrence and used here with his permission.

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