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Coal Works. A View near Neath in Glamorganshire South Wales

Coal Works. A View near Neath in Glamorganshire South Wales

Artist: Hassel

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 41.d

Genre: Topographical Print

View of a coal works near Neath in Glamorganshire, Wales. Coal mining in this area dates from the 16th century. This area was of great importance in the early industrial development of Wales. It was an ideal because it was accessible by road and by the River Neath along which coal could be transported to the coast and ore could be brought at low cost.

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