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BROWN LENOX CHAINWORKS; NEWBRIDGE CHAIN WORKS; NEWBRIDGE CHAIN AND ANCHOR WORKS, PONTYPRIDD

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NPRN 41178

Map Reference ST09SE

Grid Reference ST07809008

Unitary (Local) Authority Rhondda, Cynon, Taff

Old County Glamorgan

Community Pontypridd

Type of Site CHAIN WORKS

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Post Medieval

Site Description 1. Works established in 1816; supplied chains and anchors to the British Navy. Most buildings dated from the late nineteenth century, including the chain testing house which is still operational.
Site visited B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, May 1979.
2. Brown Lenox chain and anchor works of 1816 where, as well as for other later famous liners and warships, the chains for Brunel's Great Eastern and the QE2 were manufactured. Little remains of the original chain works, most of the ground being occupied by large DIY stores.
(A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003)
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 09 November 2005.

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