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Latitude: 51.8018 / 51°48'6"N
Longitude: -3.0673 / 3°4'2"W
OS Eastings: 326503
OS Northings: 212002
OS Grid: SO265120
Mapcode National: GBR F3.XPSN
Mapcode Global: VH795.SZB3
Entry Name: Blorenge Quarries Tramroad
Scheduled Date: 21 November 2000
Source ID: 1061
Cadw Legacy ID: MM288
Schedule Class: Transport
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument consists of the remains of a tramroad, dating to the 18th century and is one of the earliest primitive railways associated with the Blaenavon Iron Company. The tramroad was built c. 1795 to bring limestone from quarries at the northern end of the Blorenge to the Ironworks. The quarry appears to have failed due to the steep dip of the limestone, and the tramroad fell out of use in 1804. The plateway track was removed by 1813. The remains include the terminal quarry and limekilns.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the development of industrial transportation in the 18th and 19th century. The track bed, bridges, drainage systems, embankments and revetments may all be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to construction techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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