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Latitude: 51.6459 / 51°38'45"N
Longitude: -3.8427 / 3°50'33"W
OS Eastings: 272601
OS Northings: 195726
OS Grid: SS726957
Mapcode National: GBR H1.7G54
Mapcode Global: VH4K5.BWWN
Entry Name: Boiler stack of former Cardonnel Tinplate Works
Listing Date: 29 March 2000
Last Amended: 29 March 2000
Source ID: 23072
Building Class: Industrial
Location: Situated in woodland E of Cwrt y Bettws farm and on the E side of the M4 and W of the Tennant Canal.
County: Neath Port Talbot
Community: Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc)
Locality: Tennant Canal
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Cardonnel Tinplate Works was opened in 1891 with 3 mills, subsequently increased to 4. It was a comparatively small tinplate works but part of the large-scale expansion of the tinplate industry in the Neath and Swansea district in the late C19. Production ceased c1934 after its acquisition by Richard Thomas & Co. The premises were requisitioned by the Ministry of Supply in 1942 and the buildings were offered for sale in 1948, after which most of the buildings were probably taken down. The stack was probably associated with the boilers raising steam for the rolling mill engines.
A tall square brick stack laid in English garden wall bond. Bricks are missing to the angles at the base, while on the W side is a blocked opening. The cap is composed of projecting bands of brickwork with larger copings.
Listed for its industrial archaeological interest as a rare survival of a once important local industry.
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