TONDU IRONWORKS, TONDU

Site Details



NPRN
34119
Map Reference
SS88SE
Grid Reference
SS89138444
Unitary (Local) Authority
Bridgend
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Ynysawdre
Type of Site
IRON WORKS
Broad Class
Industrial
Period
Post Medieval;19th Century

Site Description

Tondu Ironworks were established in the 1820s; the works ceased production in 1895-6. The strategic location of the site ensured its continuing use as a wagon repair works and later as the West Wales Headquarters of the National Coal Board. Extant structures include beehive coking ovens, calcining kilns, a lift tower and the former blowing engine house. The site is now a scheduled monument and is currently being redeveloped as an Industrial Heritage park.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 10 April 2001.

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