Furnace (Ffwrnais) (click
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|The falls on the River Einion at Furnace, as viewed from the road bridge. I've read that the falls are not natural, but were created for the express purpose of feeding the water wheel.|
|The old blast furnace was built in 1755 to produce pig iron, using iron ore probably shipped in from Cumbria, and local charcoal. The furnace was abandoned by 1810, and converted into a sawmill: the wheel dates from this period.|
|A view from the top of the furnace of the road heading North to Machynlleth.|
|Looking North from Cwm Einion.|
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