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Pay Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenavon, Torfaen

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Latitude: 51.7764 / 51°46'35"N

Longitude: -3.0893 / 3°5'21"W

OS Eastings: 324942

OS Northings: 209201

OS Grid: SO249092

Mapcode National: GBR F2.ZBBB

Mapcode Global: VH79C.DMN1

Plus Code: 9C3RQWG6+H7

Entry Name: Pay Office

Listing Date: 9 February 1995

Last Amended: 9 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15298

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated to the south-west of Stack Square and built against the curtain wall for the site.

County: Torfaen

Community: Blaenavon (Blaenafon)

Community: Blaenavon

Locality: Blaenavon Ironworks

Built-Up Area: Blaenavon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built before 1880, this was the pay office to the site.


Single storey, rectangular stone building, with three bays. Rock-faced, snecked stone construction, with chamfered plinth. The north-west elevation has two double doors to either side of a large, central, blocked window with stone sill. All openings have stone voussoirs. The hipped roof is of slate with tiled ridge.

Reasons for Listing

Part of Scheduled Ancient Monument Mm 200.

Included for its group value as part of the internationally important Blaenavon Ironworks.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Storage Shed and attached Chimney
    Situated to the south of the cast houses and adjoining the site of the western-most one.
  • II Stack Square
    Situated to the east side of the site.
  • I Cast House and Foundry
    Situated on the north-western side of the site.
  • I Blast Furnaces
    Three extant furnaces and the remains of others, stand in a row on the north-west side of the furnace yard, behind the cast houses.
  • II Gilchrist Memorial
    Situated in the Blaenavon Ironworks Museum car park at the north end of Blaenavon town and to the south-west of the Ironworks; reached off North Street.
  • II Calcining Kilns
    Situated at the northern edge of the site, above the Blast furnaces.
  • I Balance Tower
    Situated at the northern end of the Blaenavon Ironworks site and dominating the complex.
  • II Chain Store
    Situated at the north-east corner of the site, above the track leading up to the balance tower.

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