Usk Paper Mills, Glangrwyney
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.
|Glangrwyney, Vale of Grwyney
|Wales, United Kingdom
|SO 2394 1611
- Coflein, National Monuments Record of Wales
- Historic Wales Cadw Listed Buildings
- Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, Brecknockshire XLII.9 (1920)
- Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Brecknockshire XLII.SW (1888)
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