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NPRN 414107

Map Reference ST38NW

Grid Reference ST325865

Unitary (Local) Authority Newport

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Liswerry

Type of Site STEEL WORKS


Period 19th Century, Post Medieval

Site Description Orb steelworks opened in 1899 as a production facility for the Wolverhampton-based John Lysaght Ltd. Initially the works rolled sheet steel for galvanising in Bristol. There is substantial wharfage on the River Usk, using the first electric travelling crane in the world. The works were developed for the production of sheet steel for the motor industry through the 1920-30s and in recent times the works have specialised in a range of electrical steels.
Source: A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003.
Claire Parry, RCAHMW, 20 June 2011.

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