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Boxing Room at former Kidwelly Tinplate Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7467 / 51°44'48"N

Longitude: -4.2887 / 4°17'19"W

OS Eastings: 242098

OS Northings: 207810

OS Grid: SN420078

Mapcode National: GBR GP.T4ST

Mapcode Global: VH3M2.MC3B

Entry Name: Boxing Room at former Kidwelly Tinplate Works

Listing Date: 28 July 1998

Last Amended: 28 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20195

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated in Kidwelly Industrial Museum, some 2km NE of the town in the Gwendraeth Fach valley. Boxing Room is the sorthern half of the red brick range just within museum site.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Kidwelly

Community: Kidwelly

Locality: Cwm Gwendraeth Fach

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Industrial building of c1880, used for the storage of tin-plate after polishing and packing in the adjoining Assorting Room. The Assorting Room was built after the Box Room. Tin-plate production began on the site in 1737, the second oldest site in Britain. The works closed in 1941 and much was demolished: the surviving Assorting-Room, Box-Room, Hot-Rolling Mill and Cold-Roll Engine House date from 1880-1914. Restored 1980-4.

Exterior

Red brick with slate roof. Single storey long range with three windows on W side, small-paned with cast-iron lintels. The glazing is late C20, the openings were loading doors. Arched openings at both ends, one into Assorting Room the other in whitewashed S end gable, that formerly was an internal wall with a further store-room beyond. Window to right of arch, and blocked opening above arch, partly broken into by arch.

Interior

Broad interior with 7 massive roof trusses, tie-beam and collar with queen-posts and angle struts, but principal rafters do not extend beyond collars. Brick floor.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of the only preserved tin-plate works in Britain.

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