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
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.
Locality: The British
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
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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