CEFN CRIBWR IRONWORKS; BEDFORD IRONWORKS, CEFN CRIBWR, NEAR PYLE

Site Details



NPRN
34072
Map Reference
SS88SE
Grid Reference
SS85108345
Unitary (Local) Authority
Bridgend
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Cefn Cribwr
Type of Site
IRON WORKS
Broad Class
Industrial
Period
Post Medieval;18th Century

Site Description

Remains of a charcoal-fuelled iron furnace built by John Bedford of Birmingham, after he acquired the estate in 1771.
A high-level charging ramp to the furnace with three calcining kilns, the ruins of the casting-house and a later 1820s beam-engine house survive.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 29 March 2000.

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