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Latitude: 51.6643 / 51°39'51"N
Longitude: -3.8265 / 3°49'35"W
OS Eastings: 273773
OS Northings: 197750
OS Grid: SS737977
Mapcode National: GBR H2.667H
Mapcode Global: VH4K5.MFGH
Entry Name: Neath Abbey Ironworks
Scheduled Date: 18 April 1977
Source ID: 3116
Cadw Legacy ID: GM389
Schedule Class: Industrial
Category: Industrial monument
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Community: Dyffryn Clydach
Built-Up Area: Neath
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of an ironworks dating to the 18-19th century. It was founded around 1795 by the Quaker firm Fox, Price and Taylor. What survives are the two 19th century blast furnaces with tuyere housings and one broken tuyere pipe; the charging platform (which is bisected by a modern road); fore hearth; tapping hole and reinforcing cast iron lintels; a fitting shop; waterwheel pit and the original works buildings used for motor engineering. The ironworks closed in 1885 or 1886.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance and illustrate our knowledge and understanding of the development of the iron industry. An ironworks may be part of a larger industrial complex 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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