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Site of the Fernhill Colliery, Rhondda Fawr

The head of the Rhondda Valley was exploited for its rich coal seams between 1859 an 1978 when the last working closed. Since closure of the collieries the area has been landscaped as far as is possible, though it's still very apparent that the landscape has been extensively modified by the industry. This view of the site of the Fernhill Colliery is from the Rhigos road which crosses the substantial ridge between Treorchy and Hirwaun.

Fernhill colliery site in 2011

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