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Site Details

NPRN 34119

Map Reference SS88SE

Grid Reference SS89138444

Unitary (Local) Authority Bridgend

Old County Glamorgan

Community Ynysawdre

Type of Site IRON WORKS


Period 19th Century, Post Medieval

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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