Big Pit National Coal Museum

Blaenafon 1842: List Of Key Dates In Its Development

  • 1783 - Building of:
    • North Street;
    • King Street;
    • Bunkers Hill;
    • Church Road.
  • 1789 - Ironworks opened.
  • 1800 - Ty Mawr built for Samuel Hopkins, Ironmaster.
  • 1805 - St. Peter's Church opened.
  • 1815 - Penuel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel opened in King Street.
  • 1816 - St. Peter's School opened by Sarah Hopkins (sister of Samuel).
  • 1823 - Horeb Baptist Chapel opened.
  • 1826 - Ebenezer Chapel opened.
  • 1830 - Broad Street opened.
  • 1837 - Wesleyan Chapel opened.
  • 1838 - Police Station opened.
  • 1839 - Building of:
    • Market
    • Chapel Row
  • 1842 - Bethlehem Chapel opened.

Market Street, Hill Street, Queen Street all opened by this time (but exact dates of building unknown).