Brick works, clay pits and quarries: A Cardiff case study

DateNov 25, 2021
AuthorTom Harvey-James

Would you be surprised if we told you that 21.11% of all properties in Cardiff lie within our non-coal alert area?

The city of Cardiff has undergone enormous transformation in recent decades and it is easy to miss the risk posed by historic mining legacy, given the extent of residential development and commercial expansion.

But Cardiff has its own unique industrial legacy in the production of bricks, tiles and clay. The vast pits that were once worked by hand for the city’s rich deposits may be a distant memory for older residents, whilst many will be unaware of their existence at all.

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