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Penallta Colliery

Visited 2005


Work began on Penallta Colliery in 1901 and by 1909 was in full production, In 1939 Penalta held the record for the most coal produced in a single week.

In 1986 there was a major fire which caused the closure of a coal face.The colliery survived until 1991, when political pressure forced its final closure. A number of building survive, inculding the Headstocks, bathouse and winding house as well as number of small workshops. In the future the buildings may be converted to homes and offices.


Winding House and Headstocks,







Winding house,









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