This site is not only one of Europe's best preserved 18th century ironworks but is also a milestone in the history of the Industrial Revolution. Built in the 1780s, the ironworks were at the cutting edge of new technology. Visitors can still trace the entire process of production, which involved the harnessing of steam power to blow the blast furnaces, and the movement of material by water-balance tower. The human side is represented at Stack Square, a community of small terraced dwellings built for pioneer ironworkers.
Access:- Via A4043, follow signs to Big Pit Mining Museum and Blaenavon Ironworks.
Telephone:- +44 1495 792615 - Railway:- Abergavenny 8 miles, Pontypool 8 miles.
For further information on Wales's Wealth of historic sites:-
Cadw, Plas Carew, Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed, Park Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QQ, Wales, UK.
Telephone:- +44 1443 33 6000
Fax:- +44 1443 33 6001
Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Crown Copyright.
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