PEN-FFORDD-GOCH IRON AND COAL WORKINGS, BLAENAVON

Site Details



NPRN
308295
Map Reference
SO21SE
Grid Reference
SO257107
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Llanfoist Fawr
Type of Site
COAL WORKINGS
Broad Class
Industrial
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description


Pen-Ffordd-Goch was the site of a large area of surface coal and iron ore extraction from the seventeenth century onwards. It was connected with the Hanbury estates from the seventeenth century and Blaenavon Ironworks from about 1788 onwards. There are well preserved remains of scouring and adit mining from the seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries, including leats, ponds, dams, scours, levels, tips, shaft mounds, tracks and tramroads.

A large number of separate features are recorded individually.

B.A.Malaws, 25 April 2003.

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