Map Page
Page Index
What's New
Contact Us


The Coal Arch

Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil



To commemorate the Royal Visit of 1912 the archway (Designed by John Vaughan) was built of local coal and erected at the entrance to Dowlais House and offices.



The Coal Arch 1912

Dowlais_HighStreet_TheCoalArch_1912.JPG (226136 bytes)


The Coal Arch - 1912

(Courtesy of the John A. Owen Collection)


Coal Arch with Construction Workers

(Photograph Courtesy of Anthony Edwards)


Looking out from the works through the Coal Arch on to the High Street at Doctor's Pitch

(Postcard courtesy of Mrs Gill Thomas, West Grove)

The Coal Arch, entrance to the Council's Valuation Office in the early 1950s.

Coal Arch - Being Demolished in 1956


Coal From the Dowlais Coal Arch

(Courtesy of Byn Walters)


Do you have any photographs or information relating to the Coal Arch?

If so, please contact us, by clicking the 'Contact Us' button.


To the Royal Visit of 1912

To Dowlais