Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationBlaenavon,40 km NE of Cardiff, Wales
CoordinatesN51 46 35 W3 5 17
Inscription Date2000
Property (ha)3,290
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number984
DescriptionThe area around Blaenavon is evidence of the pre-eminence of South Wales as the world's major producer of iron and coal in the 19th century. All the necessary elements can still be seen - coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of their community.
StatusWorld Heritage Site