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Latitude: 51.5383 / 51°32'17"N
Longitude: -3.6581 / 3°39'29"W
OS Eastings: 285100
OS Northings: 183454
OS Grid: SS851834
Mapcode National: GBR H9.G6L7
Mapcode Global: VH5H9.JLZM
Entry Name: Cefn Cribwr Ironworks
Scheduled Date: 15 July 1980
Source ID: 2292
Cadw Legacy ID: GM417
Schedule Class: Industrial
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Community: Cefn Cribwr
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument consists of the remains of a blast furnace and associated buildings. Started in 1773, the furnace continued production until around 1834. The furnace itself is well preserved, the end wall of the casting house survives almost intact, the side walls are ruinous but still traceable. The furnace stack is stone-cased, with front arch intact and survives to a length of 5.5m. The hearth area is still intact and behind are the remains of the charging house. The blast engine house is situated at a right angle to the furnace.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance and illustrate our knowledge and understanding of the development of the iron industry in Wales. It retains significant archaeological potential, with the strong possibility of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A blast furnace 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.
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