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Cae'r Mynydd Ventilation Furnace and Mine

A Scheduled Monument in Bryn, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

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Latitude: 51.6204 / 51°37'13"N

Longitude: -3.6943 / 3°41'39"W

OS Eastings: 282797

OS Northings: 192645

OS Grid: SS827926

Mapcode National: GBR H7.93GZ

Mapcode Global: VH5GW.XJ9N

Entry Name: Cae'r Mynydd Ventilation Furnace and Mine

Scheduled Date: 2 August 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3982

Cadw Legacy ID: GM547

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Colliery

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Community: Bryn

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of a ventilation furnace dating to the 19th century. The structure housed a brazier for ventilating a nearby drift mine. The entry to a level is immediately adjacent, with the base of a small haulage engine in front of it, and coal tip downhill of the furnace.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the early nineteenth century coal mining industry. The structures may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail. A colliery may be part of a larger cluster of industrial 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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