Industry

(Please click on the  images to visit the relevant page)

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Early Industry

• The early Iron industry      across the Heads of the   Valley

 

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Industrial Remnants - Page 2

• Nantyglo Company Shop &     Casting House

• Horeb Chapel

• Rehobeth Chapel

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South Wales Iron Industry

• The history of the South       Wales Iron Industry

Semtex - Rubber Factory 

• Building the factory

• Demolishing the factory

• The Boilerhouse

• Semtex documents PDF 

Industrial Remnants - Page 1 

• Bell Pits, Scouring Ponds,

   Finger Tips, Dukes Table,

  Dried-up Ponds, Coal Levels

 

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From Semtex to Lakeside

•  Demolishing the factory

•  Building Lakeside Retail        Park and housing

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Other Industries

•  Brynmawr Furniture

• Boot Factory

• Tuf Footwear

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Nantyglo Round Towers

• Ironmaster Joseph Bailey 

   built them in 1816 to protect his Ty-Mawr mansion

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Clydach Railroad 

• The Clydach Gorge – a natural route between Coalfield and Usk Valley 

Crawshay Baileys Tramroad

• Built in 1830 to connect to his Nantyglo Ironworks with Darren Cilau Quarries above Llangattock

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Clydach Ironworks

• Established in the late 18th Century near the site of an earlier works and forge

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The Hafod Arch

• Part of the Clydach Railroad in the Clydach Gorge and now preserved as a heritage feature

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