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Remains of Blast Furnace at Pont Henry

A Scheduled Monument in Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7603 / 51°45'37"N

Longitude: -4.2122 / 4°12'43"W

OS Eastings: 247421

OS Northings: 209165

OS Grid: SN474091

Mapcode National: GBR GR.Q70J

Mapcode Global: VH3M3.Y01V

Entry Name: Remains of Blast Furnace at Pont Henry

Scheduled Date: 24 June 1980

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2819

Cadw Legacy ID: CM227

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Industrial building

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig)

Built-Up Area: Pont Henri

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument consists of the remains of an industrial building, dating to the 17th century. The monument is characterised by any building designed or adapted to accommodate trades and manufacturing activity. This is the remains of a blast furnace, with a square interior, still standing to c 20ft. The two arches, the tuyere and the casting arches are in poor condition, and substantial ivy and tree growth is on the masonry. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of 18th or 19th century inductrial 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 building 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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