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NPRN 308362

Map Reference SO11SE

Grid Reference SO1908711689

Unitary (Local) Authority Blaenau Gwent

Old County Brecknockshire

Community Brynmawr

Type of Site TOWN

Broad Class CIVIL

Period Post Medieval

Site Description Brynmawr started in the 1830s as a dormitory town for Nantyglo Ironworks. Also serving Clydach and Blaenafon the small market town greatly increased in population and size. The town was originally laid out around the tramroads and from the 1840s on a regular grid was adopted at the insistence of a local Public Health official. The town was dominated by chapels and the church did not arrive until the 1890s.

Claire Parry, RCAHMW, 28 June 2011.

Source: A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003

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