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Hills Tramroad : Blaenavon World Heritage Site - Chris Barber

Hills Tramroad

Blaenavon World Heritage Site

Paperback Published: 15th August 2019
ISBN: 9781445694009
Number Of Pages: 96

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Between 1760 and 1840 a chain of ironworks established along a narrow strip of hill country stretching for 20 miles at the `Heads of the Valleys' in South Wales took advantage of the rich deposits of ironstone, limestone and coal that were the essential raw materials for the ironmaking process. At Blaenavon can be found the best-preserved multi-furnace complex of its type and period in the world. The surrounding landscape is extraordinary; everywhere you look, there is fascinating evidence of human endeavour over the last 200 years.

Linking the ironworks to the sources of iron ore, coal and limestone is an intriguing network of primitive railways known as tramroads - they even include the longest tunnel in the world, constructed for horse-drawn operation. Hills Tramroad tells the remarkable story of this magnificent feat of engineering.

ISBN: 9781445694009
ISBN-10: 144569400X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 15th August 2019
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.5

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