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Brymbo Ironworks: Early Blast Furnace, Cast House & Foundry

A Scheduled Monument in Brymbo, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 53.0743 / 53°4'27"N

Longitude: -3.0544 / 3°3'15"W

OS Eastings: 329455

OS Northings: 353526

OS Grid: SJ294535

Mapcode National: GBR 73.B8K9

Mapcode Global: WH88R.1ZSK

Entry Name: Brymbo Ironworks: Early Blast Furnace, Cast House & Foundry

Scheduled Date: 7 November 1991

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3811

Cadw Legacy ID: DE202

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Industrial monument

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Brymbo

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument consists of the remains of an industrial monument, dating to the 18th or 19th century, particluarly a blast furnace which is on the site of earlier industrial remians. The furnace consists of a rectangular masonry stack enclosing the furnace interior where the iron was smelted. To the south are a contemporary cast house, a foundry and beyond that a stone building known as the pattern maker's shop.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of 18th or 19th century industrial practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. An industrial monument may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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