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Latitude: 51.7859 / 51°47'9"N
Longitude: -3.1046 / 3°6'16"W
OS Eastings: 323903
OS Northings: 210270
OS Grid: SO239102
Mapcode National: GBR F2.YLK0
Mapcode Global: VH79C.4CLS
Plus Code: 9C3RQVPW+95
Entry Name: Stone Chimney at the former Hill Pits
Listing Date: 9 February 1995
Last Amended: 9 February 1995
Source ID: 15305
Building Class: Industrial
Location: Situated on the hillside above Garn-yr-Erw and reached by track from Garn Road.
Community: Blaenavon (Blaenafon)
Locality: Hill Pits
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Hill pits was sunk by Thomas Hill & Son in the late 1830s to supply iron ore and coal for the Ironworks at Blaenavon with which there was a direct tramroad link. Production appears to have begun in 1844 and continued until about 1893. The chimney served a winding steam engine for twin shafts to the north and presumably dates from the onset of production.
The 6m high stack is built of roughly dressed stone, on a chamfered stone plinth, with dressed quoins. The stack is approximately 2.3m square and a projecting cornice surmounted by circular moulding.
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