Property: The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
Id. N°: 984
State Party: United Kingdom
Criteria: C (iii) (iv)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):
Criterion (iii): The Blaenavon landscape constitutes an exceptional illustration in material form of the social and economic structure of 19th century industry.
Criterion (iv): The components of the Blaenavon industrial landscape together make up an outstanding and remarkably complete example of a 19th century industrial landscape.
The Observer of the United Kingdom, representing the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, hoped that this decision would encourage nominations of other industrial sites. At Blaenavon, heritage is integrated in the development process, in a partnership between local people, governmental and other organizations, as well as the private sector.