BRITON FERRY DOCK ENTRANCE

Site Details



NPRN
34238
Map Reference
SS79SW
Grid Reference
SS73639362
Unitary (Local) Authority
Neath, Port Talbot
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Briton Ferry
Type of Site
DOCK
Broad Class
Maritime
Period
Post Medieval;19th Century

Site Description

Briton Ferry Dock (nprn 34237) was constructed to designs by Brunel and opened in 1861. It comprises an inner floating dock and an outer tidal basin with an overall area of about 181 acres. Entry to the dock was through a single buoyant lock gate. It closed in 1959 and is now largely silted up although the walls are intact. Still to be seen are the partially dismantled lock gate.

(Site entry from "A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the Swansea Region", Association for Industrial Archaeology, 2nd Edition, 1989)
J Hill 24.10.2003

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