Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LLANCAIACH

LLANCAIACH, a railway station on the E border of Glamorgan; on the Taff Vale extension railway, 2½ miles E of Quaker's Yard Junction, and nearly midway thence to the Rhymney Junction. It stands on a bleak mountain, amid collieries. The coal-field bere is traversed by many extensive faults, -one of which runs about 100 yards south-eastward; and the same coal which is worked by level at Tophill colliery, requires to be worked by a deep pit, at Llancaiach colliery, which is only a few hundred yards distant from the former.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Glamorgan AncC
Place: Llancaiach

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