KIDWELLY TINPLATE WORKS;KIDWELLY INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM, KIDWELLY

Site Details



NPRN
40405
Map Reference
SN40NW
Grid Reference
SN42120790
Unitary (Local) Authority
Carmarthenshire
Old County
Carmarthenshire
Community
Kidwelly
Type of Site
TINPLATE WORKS
Broad Class
Industrial
Period
Post Medieval;18th Century

Site Description

Tinplate manufacture started at Kidwelly in 1737 on the site of an earlier forge and continued until 1941. The works area has now
been re-developed as an industrial museum with special emphasis on the tinplate industery. Among the relics of
the tinplate works are a water-powered mill, a plaque of 1801 recording a rebuilding of that year, and a fine steam engine
which powered the cold rolls. At the north end of the site the headframe and winding engine from Morlais Colliery (NPRN 33675) have been re-erected.

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

J Hill, RCAHMW 24 October 2003

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