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Remains of Iron Furnace Near Angleton

A Scheduled Monument in Coity Higher (Coety Uchaf), Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

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Latitude: 51.5262 / 51°31'34"N

Longitude: -3.5808 / 3°34'51"W

OS Eastings: 290428

OS Northings: 181994

OS Grid: SS904819

Mapcode National: GBR HD.H20F

Mapcode Global: VH5HB.WW9W

Entry Name: Remains of Iron Furnace Near Angleton

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 397

Cadw Legacy ID: GM265

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Industrial monument

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Community: Coity Higher (Coety Uchaf)

Built-Up Area: Bridgend

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of a blast furnace dating to the industrial period. It is situated just above the bottom of the Ogwr valley, and consists of a series of walls lined with small flat stones, blackened by fire and fused at lower levels. On the northern side of the furnace the wall is curved, 2.5m high on the lower western side and 2m high on the upper eastern side. The walls are slightly domed at the top and consist of larger stones here. The diameter (projected) is approx. 4m.

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.

Source: Cadw

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