Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
|Blaenavon Industrial Landscape *|
View of Big Pit Mining Museum
|Region **||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2000 (24th Session)|
|* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
** Region as classified by UNESCO
The site includes coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of the community.
The town of Blaenavon and 3,290 hectares in the region of the town were named a World Heritage Site in 2000. The area around Blaenavon shows of the importance of South Wales as the world's major producer of iron and coal in the 19th century.