The area around Blaenavon is evidence of the pre-eminence of South Wales as the world’s major producer of iron and coal in the 19th century. All the necessary elements can still be seen – coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers’ homes, and the social infrastructure of their community.
Why should you travel to Blaenavon?
- The Blaenavon landscape constitutes an exceptional illustration in material form of the social and economic structure of 19th century industry.
- The components of the Blaenavon industrial landscape together make up an outstanding and remarkably complete example of a 19th century industrial landscape.
Year of Inscription: 2000
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