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Trellech Furnace

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'The remains of the ironworks are amongst the best preserved of their period anywhwere in Great Britain and form a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the protection of the Secretary of State for Wales.' The sign, at least, is well preserved
Slag in the stream bed

also known as Trelleck, Tryleg, or Woolpit Woods Iron Works

in Woolpitch Wood, Trellech, south of Monmouth, Monmouthshire

The remains of this fenced-off 17th C. blast furnace are just visible through the overgrowth.

The masonry base is 26 ft square at the base. The ground rises steeply on the west side, and there was evidence of the foundations of a bridge arch which would have connected the charging platform with the trackway above. Beyond the trackway were the remains of an associated building measuring 60 ft by 20 ft. Below the furnace is a stream which could have provided water power.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Mines, Mills and Furnaces' by Morgan Rees, HMSO, 1969