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MACHEN FORGE AND TINPLATE WORKS, TRETHOMAS

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NPRN 40455

Map Reference ST28NW

Grid Reference ST20308887

Unitary (Local) Authority Caerphilly

Old County Glamorgan

Community Rudry

Type of Site IRON WORKS

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Post Medieval, 19th Century, 16th Century

Site Description Machen Forge and Tinplate Works is one of the oldest iron forge sites in South Wales. The forge dates from the sixteenth century and it expanded into tinplate manufacture in 1826 until closing in 1886. The remains include the ruined stables and a disused viaduct (nprn 34983) that was part of an extensive water power system.
Source: A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003
Claire Parry, RCAHMW, 22 June 2011.

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