Llynfi Road, Maesteg, South Wales

Bristol and Region Archaeological Services were commissioned by White Young Green Planning on behalf of Morbaine Ltd to undertake an evaluation at Llynfi Road, Maesteg, South Wales.

The evaluation revealed the in-situ remains of two of the blast furnaces associated with the 19th century iron works and the remains of the casting house walls and floor. Overlying the remains of the casting house a concreted deposit was encountered containing a high proportion of residues from secondary puddling and forge processes suggesting an alteration of usage during the life of the iron works.

Historically the northernmost of the blast furnaces had been improved in the late 19th century. The evidence suggests that the superstructure had been altered rather than the structure being completely demolished and rebuilt.

remains of a blast furnace at Maesteg, South Wales

The northernmost blast furnace with robbed out wall in foreground and base of hearth to rear.

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