Aberpergwm

Aberpergwm is the site of a colliery in the Vale of Neath near Glynneath in south Wales.

The drift mine was reopened in 1996 after being closed by the National Coal Board in 1985. It is owned by Energybuild, a private company now wholly owned by Walter Energy of the United States (as of April 2011). The mine has probable recoverable reserves of 7.6 million tonnes of coal,[1] which is a high-grade anthracite. Most was delivered to Port Talbot Steelworks owned by Tata Steel. The colliery suspended working the multi-entry system in the 18 ft seam and concentrated on the development of the 9 ft but in July 2015 ceased production and was placed on a "care and maintenance" basis.[2]

The ruined, derelict Aberpergwm House stands on the grounds, the former seat of the Williams family of Aberpergwm.

The Healthcare Property Company Wales built a two-storey healthcare centre on the site of the former washery which opened in 2019. It is to provided integrated healthcare services for Glynneath, Cwmgwrach, Pontneddfechan, Ystradfellte, Rhigos, Resolven, Clyne and Abergarwed. It will be run by Swansea Bay University Health Board the Vale of Neath Medical Practice and D R Cecil Jones Pharmacy.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Blake, Aled (19 December 2007). "Energybuild flotation 'boost for Aberpergwm'". Wales Online. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Jobs to go as South West Wales coal mine is mothballed". South Wales Evening Post. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "New Vale of Neath centre delivers integrated healthcare services". Building Better Healthcare. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.

Coordinates: 51°45′04″N 3°39′50″W / 51.75111°N 3.66389°W / 51.75111; -3.66389