Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for CWM-AVON

CWM-AVON, a seat of manufacture in Glamorgan; on the river Avon, 2 miles N of Aberavon. It has a post office‡ under Taibach; and is connected by railway with Port-Talbot. It contains the extensive copper, tin, and iron works of the Copper Miners Company, incorporated in 1691; exhibits striking scenery, both natural and artificial; and has a handsome recently-erected church, with a lofty spire, -a stone aqueduct, 460 feet long, conveying a stream for a water-wheel-and a flue carried 3, 300 feet up the acclivity of the mountain, for carrying copper-smoke vapour.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a seat of manufacture"   (ADL Feature Type: "industrial sites")
Administrative units: Glamorgan AncC
Place: Cwmavon

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