Many of us have probably heard of Tintern Abbey - if not, read Sonia's potted history. However, Tintern has a partly hidden history including being the first place in the world where brass was produced by alloying copper with zinc in 1568. So here is my disjointed article on Tintern industrial history.
So why does Tintern have an industrial history?
It is all to do with Location -
The fast flowing Angidy river – suitable for driving water wheels, at one point there were 22 of them.
Plentiful woodland to make charcoal to heat the furnaces