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VENALLT IRON WORKSPrimary Reference Number (PRN) : 01124w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Blaengwrach
NGR : SN864050
Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Iron works
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument
The Venallt Ironworks, located at Cwmgwrach, was one of several anthracite ironworks founded in the Neath Valley using the hot-blast process, in operation between 1839-42, and out of use by 1854.
The Venallt Ironworks, located at Cwmgwrach, was one of several anthracite ironworks founded in the Neath Valley using the hot-blast process (then recently introduced at Ynyscedwyn). Venallt was in operation between 1839-42, and out of use by 1854. The site, despite later-use as a patent fuel works, which lead to the demolition of some features, nonetheless retains important and impressive remains and extensive works
buildings; including an engine house, charging platform, hearth and twin tuyere nozzles. The engine house is particularly fine, surviving to roof height, and retaining the base of its chimney stack and a block of slag with two tuyeres on the site of the furnace. The adjoining Venallt Farmhouse was originally the company shop and offices, and may also have housed the ironworks manager.
Davies, W.J. , 2010 , Ref: - Ynys Gron & Ty Cenol
02/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file.
Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project Phase III
03/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report /11/01/2007/Copy in further information file.
E000054 : Field visit, Venallt Ironworks (year : 2004)
Related PRNs : 93266, 04298w, 04299w, 04295w, 04301w, 04296w
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