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A Grade II Listed Building in Abersychan, Torfaen

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Latitude: 51.7239 / 51°43'25"N

Longitude: -3.0876 / 3°5'15"W

OS Eastings: 324974

OS Northings: 203354

OS Grid: SO249033

Mapcode National: GBR J2.2L28

Mapcode Global: VH79K.FXLV

Entry Name: Chimney

Listing Date: 28 July 1997

Last Amended: 28 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18591

Building Class: Industrial

Location: About 500m to the west of The British on the south side of the mountain road to Abertillery.

County: Torfaen

Town: Pontypool

Community: Abersychan

Community: Abersychan

Locality: The British

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Probably dating from 1870-1879 and built as a ventilation shaft for the adjacent Cwm-Byrgwm colliery. The Ordnance Survey map of 1879 shows it in position. Mining began here before 1820.


Tall square section chimney over a ventilation shaft. It is built of yellow, possibly Ebbw Vale or Blaendare bricks. Plain tapering shaft except for slightly larger section cap and coping.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare surviving colliery ventilation shaft in an area of deep mining, relics of which have now almost disappeared.

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