Work began on the first of Bargoed's three shafts in 1897 and four years later, in 1901, the mine produced it's first coal. The three shafts were named North, South and Brithdir.
At the peak of it's lifetime the colliery employed over
two and a half thousand men and Bargoed was the largest colliery in the
The site of the former colliery has seen major land reclamation, in a scheme estimated to have cost over £8 million.
Abertysswg - Bargoed
- Bersham - Big
Pit - Britannia - Celynen
- Cwmtillery - Deep