Dulais Valley Heritage Trail

Onllwyn Village Trail

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This was the first industrial village in the Dulais Valley. Coal mining on a commercial scale started at the Drum Colliery in 1823, followed by Onllwyn Colliery in 1841. An iron works was also established in 1844 by London speculators. 44 workers dwellings were erected to house the colliers and iron workers - known as Front Row and Back Row. Brickworks and foundries were also erected, forming the nucleus of the village of Onllwyn.

Printable leaflet

Onllwyn - 'Memories of our vanished community'

Onllwyn - 'Memories of our vanished community'

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Onllwyn Slideshow