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  • NANTCLWYD HOUSE, RUTHIN, DENBIGHSHIRE, c.1735
  • BLAENAVON IRONWORKS, TORFAEN, SOUTH WALES, c.1790

    Our long association with Blaenavon Ironworks, the most iconic Industrial Revolution site in Wales, began with the recreation of interiors in the site\'s Engine Row cottages. These are contemporary with the foundation of the Ironworks, and thus among the oldest surviving purpose-built workers\' housing anywhere in Britain.

    Cottage 1 represents the home in c.1790 of a fairly prosperous professional ironworker, \'headhunted\' from Ironbridge in Shropshire to help set up the new Blaenavon works. Features include red-limewashed walls, replicated furniture copied from Shropshire-made originals (including a posted and curtained bed), plain vegetable-dyed textiles, replica Buckley ware pottery, a table set with a joint of mutton, and some of the occupant\'s working kit.

    For other recreations at Blaenavon, please see the Victorian and 20th century period sections

    (Photographs: Gareth Parry)

    For Cadw 2006-7

    Blaenavon Ironworks is open to visitors:
    http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/blaenavonironworks/?lang=en

BLAENAVON IRONWORKS, TORFAEN, SOUTH WALES, c.1790

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