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SIRHOWY IRONWORKS, TREDEGAR

Site Details


NPRN 34141

Map Reference SO11SW

Grid Reference SO14291014

Unitary (Local) Authority Blaenau Gwent

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Tredegar

Type of Site IRON WORKS

Broad Class Industrial

Period 19th Century

Site Description Sirhowy Ironworks, Tredegar, were first established in 1778. From 1803 until 1818 Sirhowy supplied nearby Tredegar Ironworks with pig iron (NPRN 34141), and the from 1818 it supplied Ebbw Vale Ironworks with pig iron (34135). In 1844 there were five furnaces. By 1877 the amount of iron cast was more than could be contained in the cast houses and they were partly demolished. After ironmaking ceased at Sirhowy c.1883 it continued to produce coke for Ebbw Vale until finally closing in 1905. The principal remains of the site include three masonry charging platform arches, the base of a furnace, waterwheel supply tunnel and various earthworks.
The site is a scheduled ancient monument and is open to visitors.
Sources:
L.Ince, The South Wales Iron Industry 1750-1885 (1993).
GGAT, Southeast Wales Industrial Ironworks Landscapes (unpublished report).

RCAHMW, 19 January 2016

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