MYNYDD BEDWELLTE, WINDING ENGINE
Map Reference SO10NE
Grid Reference SO1533405838
Unitary (Local) Authority Blaenau Gwent
Old County Monmouthshire
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.