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Ynysfach Iron Heritage Centre

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End of cast iron girder
This large casting is probably part of the bedplate which supported the blowing engine steam cylinder and crankshaft bearings
Cast iron lintels in doorway through the column which supported the engine's rocking beam
Blast furnace fronts, from college yard

in Merthyr Tydfil

Housed in one of the two former blowing engine houses at Ynysfach Ironworks.

THE HERITAGE CENTRE WAS 'TEMPORARILY CLOSED' FROM DECEMBER 2017 pending ...... 'Visit Merthyr' webpage Feb 2020

Although there were few artefacts on display, the emphasis was on records of the local industries, and knowledgable volunteers were on hand, keen to supply information.

The engine house itself is impressive, and remains of some of the massive internal cast iron structures could be seen.

Outside, in the grounds of the adjacent college, are the remains of the large masonry blast furnaces.

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