Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Tower Colliery

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51°43'59"-03°31'58" show decimal

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Tower Colliery
Hirwaun, Glamorgan, South Wales

Established in 1864, the colliery was closed before privitisation but was later bought out by the management and men who worked there and re-opened in 1995. It finally closed in 2008.

18 Aug 2010: The site is now being considered as being used for opencast mining, tapping into the tonnes of anthracite still on site.

Filming locations still to be verified/photographed:

The Hungry EarthScreen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 2010

The Hungry EarthScreen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 2010

The Hungry EarthScreen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 2010

The Hungry EarthScreen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 2010

The Hungry EarthScreen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 2010

The Hungry EarthScreen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 2010

The Hungry EarthScreen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 2010

Cold BloodScreen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 2010

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Rhigos Road (Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4/5): 3.09 miles.

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Pont Melin-fach (Robot of Sherwood): 4.05 miles.

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Baverstock Hotel (The Runaway Bride): 4.18 miles.

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Aberdare Skate Park (Invasion of the Bane): 4.24 miles.

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Parc & Dare Theatre (Daleks in Manhattan, Secrets of the Stars): 5.27 miles.

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Maesgwyn Windfarm (Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 5.32 miles.

In the News:

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25 Jan 2008: BBC News - "Coal mine closes with celebration" (Item on the closure of the colliery)

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29 Oct 2009: Cynon Daily Leader - "Towering setting for the new episodes of Dr Who"

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18 Aug 2010: BBC News - "Opencast plan for Tower Colliery site in Hirwaun" (Item on the potential future of the site as an opencast mine.)

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22 May 2012: BBC News - "Opencast mining starts at Tower Colliery site in Hirwaun"

Further links about the location:

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Tower Colliery - official site

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Miners Advice - Tower Colliery

Related Stories

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The Hungry Earth [26 Oct 2009]: The Pit Works

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Cold Blood [26 Oct 2009]: Drill site

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