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Latitude: 51.6471 / 51°38'49"N
Longitude: -3.1342 / 3°8'3"W
OS Eastings: 321622
OS Northings: 194866
OS Grid: ST216948
Mapcode National: GBR J0.7DC8
Mapcode Global: VH6DG.MVFP
Entry Name: Charcoal Blast Furnace at Abercarn
Scheduled Date: 24 October 1995
Source ID: 1441
Cadw Legacy ID: MM250
Schedule Class: Industrial
Category: Blast Furnace
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Built-Up Area: Abercarn
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of an Industrial blast furnace, dating to the 18th century and fuelled by charcoal. The remains include a square stone stack on the bank above the river, stone charging house, waterwheel pit and wireworks. The charging house was later used as a forge. The furnace is probably the successor of an earlier furnace situated some distance to the east up the valley of the Nant Gwyddon. 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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