Ebbw Vale  Monmouthshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ebbw Vale like this:

EBBW VALE, a seat of iron-works in the NW of Monmouth; in the vale of the western headstream of the Ebbw river, at the terminus of the branch railway of that vale, 21¾ miles NNW of Newport. It has a station on the railway with telegraph, and a post office‡ under Tredegar. The forges and the mills of its iron-works are admirably conducted; and these works, together with those of Victoria, 2¼ miles farther down the vale, employ about 9, 000 persons.

Ebbw Vale through time

Ebbw Vale is now part of Blaenau Gwent district. Click here for graphs and data of how Blaenau Gwent has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ebbw Vale itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ebbw Vale, in Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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