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PEN-FFORDD-GOCH IRON AND COAL WORKINGS, BLAENAVON

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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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