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Melingorwg Foundry

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The 1874 O.S. map shows 'Melingorwg Foundery', comprising small buildings served by a mill leat, in a rural setting by the Glamorganshire Canal.[1]

1894 Advertisement: 'To be SOLD by TENDER, as a Going Concern, all that Long-established IRON and BRASS FOUNDRY and ENGINEERING WORKS known as the MELINGORWG FOUNDRY, situate at Upper boat, near Pontypridd, with Smithy and dwelling-houses connected therewith, the whole Property comprising about Five Acres, and abutting upon the Glamorganshire Canal, and held for a term of 99 years from May, 1887. Further Particulars apply to Mr. H. K. GLOVER, Pontypridd.'[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Extract from 1874 25" O.S. map, pp 50 & 51 in 'The Glamorganshire and Aberdare Canals' Vol. 2, by Stephen Rowson and Ian L. Wright, Black Dwarf Publications, 2001
  2. Western Mail, Saturday 17 November 1894