Glynneath Gunpowder Works 2024

Nestled in the heart of this valley, 100 years ago, was a thriving gunpowder works. It was the first explosives factory in Wales and well placed to become a major player in the lucrative blasting powder market for mines and quarries. Harnessing the fast flowing power of the river Mellte, the site supplied gunpowder to the quarries and mines of South Wales. There are ruins of buildings, tunnels, leats, weirs and waterwheels, all that remain after the purposeful destruction of the site when the works closed in 1931.


Address: Pontneddfechan Glynneath Neath Port Talbot

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