Blaenavon World Heritage Site to get thousands in grant funding

According to the South Wales Argus, two  industrial monuments within the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site, Blaenavon have been awarded £4,420 of Welsh Government funding to restore and protect them for future generations.

The Powder House, part of the Big Pit Museum, will receive £720 to enable a third sector group to commission a structural survey as part of work to make the monument safe to allow access for visitors whilst the remains of the brake engine on the Hill Pits tramroad incline has been awarded £3,700 to carry out erosion repairs. The engine, which is on the Iron Mountain walking trail, was part of the operation of a counterbalanced tramroad incline that carried coal from Hill’s Pits to the Blaenavon Ironworks. The tramroad operated from the 1840s and is one of many surviving structural remains that help to illustrate the complex industrial operations that supported the running of the ironworks.

The funding is part of a total of £287,000 awarded across Wales.

Read more about this story at the South Wales Argus 

Wedi ei bostio ar Dydd Llun 20th Gorffennaf 2015