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CLYDACH UPPER FORGE HOUSES

Site Details


NPRN 688

Map Reference SN60SE

Grid Reference SN6872101890

Unitary (Local) Authority Swansea

Old County Glamorgan

Community Clydach

Type of Site WORKERS COTTAGE

Broad Class DOMESTIC

Period 18th Century, Post Medieval

Site Description Upper Forge Cottages comprise a terrace of two-storey houses built in the late eighteenth-century for workers employed at the nearby Clydach Upper Forge. The row appears on the Ordnance Survey County Series dated 1879 (Glamorgan, 25" first edition). The cottages were originally stone with pantile roofs and windowless rear elevations. The terrace overlooks the ravine that carried the tailrace from the iron forge. The terrace was extensively refurbished in the late-twentieth-century.

Source:
Stephen Hughes and Paul Reynolds (1989) 'A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the Swansea Region' Association for Industrial Archaeology.

S.L. Evans, RCAHMW, 2008 (edited 26 October 2011)

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