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Cwm Pelenna ventilation stack

A Grade II Listed Building in Pelenna, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.6611 / 51°39'40"N

Longitude: -3.7119 / 3°42'42"W

OS Eastings: 281686

OS Northings: 197204

OS Grid: SS816972

Mapcode National: GBR H6.6K21

Mapcode Global: VH5GP.MH0Y

Entry Name: Cwm Pelenna ventilation stack

Listing Date: 6 March 2000

Last Amended: 6 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22888

Building Class: Industrial

Location: On open hillside approximately 1.6km ENE of Tonmawr, and sited on high ground on the E side of an unclassified road to Fforch dwm.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Community: Pelenna

Community: Pelenna

Locality: Cwm Blaenpelenna

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built in the 1830s as a ventilation stack with hillside flue for a local coal level. Structures below the flue belong to a later C19 colliery.


A truncated square rubble stone ventilation stack with rounded angles, standing on a square base. The stack stands approximately 5m high. On the downhill (W) side of the base is a round arch at the upper end of a stone flue visible in the hillside below.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its industrial archaeological interest as a rare survival associated with the developing South Wales coal industry of the early C19.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Gm 458 (NEP).

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Scotch Fald
    Sited in a forest clearing approximately 3.2km NE of Tonmawr and above Bwlch y Cywion.

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