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KIDWELLY TINPLATE WORKS;KIDWELLY INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM, KIDWELLY

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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

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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