PEN-FFORDD-GOCH IRON AND COAL WORKINGS, BLAENAVON
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.