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Kidwelly Tinplate Works;kidwelly Industrial Museum, Kidwelly

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NPRN40405
Map ReferenceSN40NW
Grid ReferenceSN4212007900
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCarmarthenshire
Old CountyCarmarthenshire
CommunityKidwelly
Type Of SiteTINPLATE WORKS
PeriodPost Medieval
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