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CAE'R MYNYDD VENTILATION CHIMNEY
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 04017w Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Bryn Unitary authority : Neath Port Talbot NGR : SS8279792625 Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Ventilation furnace Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Intact square stone built ventilation chimney 6m high & 2m wide. Arched entrance to the South measuring 6m from entrance to the back. Associated Levels and shafts within close proximity.
Description : A well preserved 19th century square stone built ventilation furnace, with chimney measuring 6m high & 2m wide. Arched entrance to the south of the furnace measuring 6m from entrance to the back. The furnace formerly housed a brazier for ventilating a nearby drift mine. The collapsed entry to a level (PRN 3980w) is immediately adjacent, with the base of a small haulage engine in front of it, and there is a small, well vegetated coal tip downhill; all of which are included in the scheduled area. Designated of national importance as a well preserved example of early mine ventilation technology.
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