Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site in Blaenavon, south-east Wales

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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationBlaenavon, Torfaen, Wales, United Kingdom
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
Reference984
Inscription2000 (24th session)
Area3,290 ha (8,100 acres)
Coordinates51°46′35″N 3°5′17″W / 51.77639°N 3.08806°W / 51.77639; -3.08806Coordinates: 51°46′35″N 3°5′17″W / 51.77639°N 3.08806°W / 51.77639; -3.08806
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is located in Torfaen
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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is located in Wales
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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is located in the United Kingdom
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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, in and around Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales, was inscribed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The Blaenavon Ironworks, now a museum, was a major centre of iron production using locally mined or quarried iron ore, coal and limestone. Raw materials and products were transported via horse-drawn tramroads, canals and steam railways. The Landscape includes protected or listed monuments of the industrial processes, transport infrastructure, workers' housing and other aspects of early industrialisation in South Wales.


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