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BLAENAVON

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NPRN 33165

Map Reference SO20NE

Grid Reference SO25180893

Unitary (Local) Authority Torfaen

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Blaenavon

Type of Site TOWN

Broad Class CIVIL

Period General

Site Description Blaenavon Town began as a cluster of houses and other buildings near Blaenavon Ironworks and alongside their tramroad down the valley. Later the town centre grew up, sited on a few parcels of land which the company did not control. The whole surrounding landscape once controlled by the iron company is now a World Heritage Site (NPRN 91590). The whole of town still reflects its origins in the iron industry and there is a surviving truck-shop on the south-east side of North Road Ironworks. On the ironworks site itself the conserved workers' housing of Stack Square survive on the south-east side.

Important site records within Blaenavon Town include: Blaenavon Ironworks (NPRN 34134), St Peter's School (NPRN 32002), St Peter's Church (NPRN 96484) and the Worker's Institute (NPRN 31951).

RCAHMW, 27 July 2011

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

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