Usk Paper Mills, Glangrwyney

A steam- and water-powered paper mill in the historic county of Brecknockshire, Wales.

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Built on the site of Llangrwyney Forge which was established c1720 and worked until 1842. By 1850 there was a paper mill on the site producing brightly-coloured shop papers. In 1888 the mill was acquired by Beckwith & Co and was re-named the Usk Paper Works, producing paper known as 'rope browns'. Turbines replaced the old waterwheels to drive the papermaking machinery. In 1900 steam power is also said to have been used. Further additions to the buildings were made in 1904 (date on building). The mill is said to have closed c1940 and subsequently to have become a small chemical works, when the building was mostly re-roofed. It is now an agricultural vehicle repair shop and Grade II Listed.

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Power source Steam, Water
Mill type Watermill
River Grwyne
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 13162
Location Glangrwyney, Vale of Grwyney
Historic county Brecknockshire
Country Wales, United Kingdom
NGR SO 2394 1611
Latitude/longitude 51.83846248, -3.10513249




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