Fonds GB 0210 EVAVAN - Evans and Bevan Anthracite Collieries Records,

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Evans and Bevan Anthracite Collieries Records,


  • 1865-1912 / (Creation)

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0.972 cubic metres (106 volumes)

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Biographical history

From the 1870s the Evans-Bevan family began to exploit the coal reserves in the Dulais Valley. The family opened numerous collieries in the area, the Seven Sisters pit perhaps being one of the most well-known. David Bevan had started to sink the pit in 1872 and it was completed by 1875. The pit was named after the seven daughters of David Bevan. The family owned the pit until Nationalisation in 1947. By the 1940s the Evans-Bevan family owned a total of seven collieries within seven miles of each other.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Messrs. Evans and Bevan, Ltd., Neath, 1936.

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Scope and content

General account books, 1868-1911, including cash books, 1884-1900, coal sales and general ledgers, 1872-1903, coal shipment books and files, 1868-1911, and receipt files, 1882-1906; and colliery account books (by colliery), 1865-1912.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: general account books and files; colliery account books (subdivided into Brynteg Colliery, Cadoxton Collieries, Crynant Colliery, Gellia-Cadoxton Colliery, Gellia Colliery, Maesymarchog Colliery, Miscellaneous Collieries; Onllwyn Colliery, Rhyding Colliery, Seven Sisters Colliery; and Tor Cefn March Howell Colliery).

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

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A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line from:

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Evans And Bevan Anthracite collieries Records; The South Wales Coal Mining Trail website (; and WWW Neath Port Talbot Museums Service website, viewed 25 January 2006.

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