MYNYDD BEDWELLTE, WINDING ENGINE

Site Details



NPRN
33725
Map Reference
SO10NE
Grid Reference
SO1533405838
Unitary (Local) Authority
Blaenau Gwent
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Tredegar
Type of Site
WINDING ENGINE
Broad Class
Industrial
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description


An incline haulage winding engine, part of a group of small buildings depicted as Bedwellty Levels (coal) on the1884 OS map. The stone-built winding frame measures 8.2m (north-south) x 7.25m and is 2.2m high, with two cast-iron winding drums. The drums are 3.5m in diameter and 2.1m wide, and there is also an iron axle tree, mounting blocks and a pit containing old cable. The north side is open, and there is access to the south side. At the time of survey in 2013, the structure had been recently restored.
Recorded as part of RCAHMW Uplands Initiative Project, W B Horton, H & H, 17/07/2013.

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