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Mill Tavern pub site in Cwmbran- An archaeological insight


A post I wrote yesterday about the Mill Tavern in Cwmbran contained an error. I assumed the closed pub was being flattened for the homes to be built. That decision has not yet been made. The application to build homes on land around the pub was approved.

Tonight I came across this fascinating blog post by Dave Standing that looks at the historical significance of this site and is much more interesting than my memories of the pub during this summer.

His twitter profile is @AncientTorfaen and his biog says “I am currently studying for a MA in Regional History. For my dissertation I am undertaking an archaeological landscape study of Llantarnam Abbey in south Wales.”

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About Ben Black

I write the blog Cwmbran Life http://www.cwmbranlife.co.uk and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CwmbranLife

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One thought on “Mill Tavern pub site in Cwmbran- An archaeological insight

  1. Many thanks for that.

    Let me clarify, the Mill Tavern is due to be knocked down, if one person who holds all the power deems it not to have any historical value. After being told there was no archaeology there, Torfaen’s planning committee turned over the power to one man. I can not remember what this process is called but it is up to him. Then they will build on the land the pub sits now, and the two car parks.

    Posted by monasticdave | November 24, 2011, 11:25 pm

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