DUNLOP SEMTEX FACTORY COMPLEX; BRYNMAWR RUBBER FACTORY
Map Reference SO11SE
Grid Reference SO189114
Unitary (Local) Authority Blaenau Gwent
Old County Monmouthshire
Type of Site FACTORY
Broad Class Industrial
Site Description The now demolished (in 2001) Brynmawr Rubber Factory was an exceptionally fine example of 'Festival of Britain' period architecture. Built between 1945 and 1951, with later additions, the most impressive original feature was the multi-domed concrete roofing over the main first floor working area. It was the first post-1939 building in Wales to be listed, and was given a II* grading in recognition of its outstanding importance. The associated boiler house (NPRN 41230) stood nearby and to the south of the reservoir was a valve tower, both were designed in a similar style.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 21 January 1999.