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BRITISH COLLIERY PUMPING ENGINE HOUSE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 04699g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Abersychan
NGR : SO25840364
Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Engine house
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument , listed building II

Summary :
A Cornish beam pumping engine-house built by the British Iron Company to drain its mines. The engine-house stood within the complex of buildings of the British Ironworks, most of which were dismantled in the 1880s.
The engine-house is built of sandston

Description :
A Cornish beam pumping engine-house built by the British Iron Company to drain its mines. The engine-house stood within the complex of buildings of the British Ironworks, most of which were dismantled in the 1880s.
The engine-house is built of sandstone with round-arched openings and a slate roof, and is of considerable architectural quality. No surface remains of the shaft are visible. The engine-house is unusually complete for one of its period, and is of particular importance in retaining several fixtures, including interior timber beams and stairs, and cast-iron backets and plates.

Sources :
, 1992 , British Iron Works, Abersychan, Gwent: An Archaeological Report.
Hawkes J , 1993 , Archaeological Assessment of The British Reclaimation Scheme,Near Abersychan, Gwent.
Riden P , 1994 , Historical, Topographical and Archaeological Assessment of the Implications of The British Reclaimation Scheme, Abersychan, Gwent.
01/MM List/Cadw/1994/SAM Lists

Events :
E003946 : British Iron Works,Abersychan, Gwent: An Archaeological Report (year : 1992)
E003947 : Archaeological Assessment of The British Reclaimation Scheme, Near Abersychan, Gwent (year : 1993)
E003948 : Historical,Topographical and Archaeological Assessment of the Implications of The British Reclaimation Scheme, Abersychan, Gwent. (year : 1994)
E002182 : 'The British', Pontypool: Archaeological Evaluation Report EVAL (year : )

Related PRNs : 04596g, 02515g


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