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CWM PELENNA COLLIERY VENTILATION FURNACE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 02884w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Site Type : Furnace
Period : Post-Medieval
Community : Pelenna
NGR : SS81719720
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument , listed building II

Summary :
A unique surviving example of a colliery ventilation furnace with hillside flue, a type common in the non-ferrous metal smelting industries, and also used to ventilate mines. This furnace was connected with the Fforch-dwm level, driven by Robert Parsons

Description :
A unique surviving example of a colliery ventilation furnace with hillside flue, a type common in the non-ferrous metal smelting industries, and also used to ventilate mines. This furnace was connected with the Fforch-dwm level, driven by Robert Parsons and Charles Strange in the late 1830s.
The head of the flue is a short stone stack, built on a rectangular plan with rounded courners. The flue is also stone built, with an arched roof and flat floor. It runs downhill to the ruins of a probable post-war fan house which seems to have re-used it in part. The lower part of the flue is underground but is discernable as a slight ridge at the surface.

Sources :
01/PM List/Cadw/1994/SAM List
02/PM Photos/Cadw/1993/AM107

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