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National Coal Board, South Wales Coalfield Seam Maps

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3561

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Title: National Coal Board, South Wales Coalfield Seam Maps

Short title: National Coal Board, South Wales Coalfield, seam maps

Dates of creation: 1957-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 97 items

Name of creator(s): National Coal Board, Scientific Department


Administrative and biographical history: In [1959] the National Coal Board's (NCB) Scientific Department Coal Survey produced a folio of maps and diagrams to present a general picture of the variation in structure and properties of all important seams in the South Wales Coalfield. This was accompanied by a supplement, [1962], depicting the Five feet and Gellideg seams.


Scope and content: Folio of maps, diagrams, sections, tables and acetates, 1957-1962, depicting coal seams of the South Wales Coalfield, mainly in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Scientific Department, Coal Survey; acetates.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: [1998]



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, National Coal Board, South Wales Coalfield Seam Maps.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: June 2004



Coal | Geology | Wales | Maps

Coalfields | Wales, South

Wales, South | Maps

Wales, South | Surveys

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Great Britain | National Coal Board. | Scientific Dept.




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