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Dyfi Furnace
Furnace, Powys, Wales
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Dyfi Furnace is a restored charcoal-burning blast furnace on the River Dyfi, near Machynlleth, built around 1755 to smelt locally mined iron. The site was later converted for use as a sawmill, using the large waterwheel seen here to power the saw blade. The whole area is now conserved as an industrial heritage site, and is in the care of Cadw, Welsh Heritage.

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