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CWM PELENNA COLLIERY VENTILATION FURNACEPrimary Reference Number (PRN) : 02884w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Pelenna
Unitary authority : Neath Port Talbot
NGR : SS81719720
Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Furnace
Status : Scheduled Monument , listed building II
A unique surviving example of a colliery ventilation furnace with hillside flue, a type common in the non-ferrous metal smelting industries, and also used to ventilate mines. This furnace was connected with the Fforch-dwm level, driven by Robert Parsons
A unique surviving example of a colliery ventilation furnace with hillside flue, a type common in the non-ferrous metal smelting industries, and also used to ventilate mines. This furnace was connected with the Fforch-dwm level, driven by Robert Parsons and Charles Strange in the late 1830s.
The head of the flue is a short stone stack, built on a rectangular plan with rounded courners. The flue is also stone built, with an arched roof and flat floor. It runs downhill to the ruins of a probable post-war fan house which seems to have re-used it in part. The lower part of the flue is underground but is discernable as a slight ridge at the surface.
Images taken at a GGAT Tir Gofal site visit indicate that the stone stack is seriously eroding.
01/PM List/Cadw/1994/SAM List
E005160 : Fforch-dwm Farm, Tonmawr (year : 2003)
Related PRNs : 93276
Compiled date : 03-03-1995
July 23, 2017, 12:47 pm
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