This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
Latitude: 51.6544 / 51°39'15"N
Longitude: -3.2463 / 3°14'46"W
OS Eastings: 313876
OS Northings: 195803
OS Grid: ST138958
Mapcode National: GBR HV.6VJN
Mapcode Global: VH6DD.PP43
Plus Code: 9C3RMQ33+QF
Entry Name: Penallta Colliery Old Stores
Listing Date: 5 November 1991
Last Amended: 18 July 2001
Source ID: 13582
Building Class: Industrial
Location: Situated between Ystrad Mynach and Gelligaer, on the east side of Penalltau Road. The Old Stores are to the west of the main workshops.
Town: Ystrad Mynach
Built-Up Area: Ystrad Mynach
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Penallta Colliery was built between 1905 and 1909, at the height of the South Wales coal trade. It was established by the Powell Dyffryn Steam Coal Company, the region’s largest mining company, on the most modern principles as the ‘‘super-pit’’ of its day. The surface buildings were laid out in matching architectural style in a spacious, artificially levelled area, on a rectilinear plan giving the ideal spatial arrangement of activities. The design of the enormous engine hall in particular was an important innovation copied at many later collieries. The colliery became one of the largest in Wales with 3,200 miners and a high output of top-quality steam coal. By 1935, Penallta held the European record for coal produced in a single week.
Colliery store for goods,equipment and oil. Built in the same style as the other original buildings of the colliery, in Pennant Sandstone with red brick dressings, which comprise pilasters dividing bays, end piers, stepped parapets, plinth, window and door surrounds incorporating keystones. Double-pitch roof construction of steel trusses formerly with raised ridge ventilator, slate above and glass below. The single storey gabled building is 6 bays long and 3 bays wide on a N/S axis. Windows have segmental-arched heads and some surviving metal multi-pane frames; arched and square-headed doorways, with parts of wrought iron cantilevered canopies on E and N for loading materials in and out of stores.
Listed as an integral building within this exceptionally fine colliery complex. Group value with other listed items.
External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.
Other nearby listed buildings