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Chimney west of Vivian engine house

A Grade II Listed Building in Landore, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6377 / 51°38'15"N

Longitude: -3.9355 / 3°56'7"W

OS Eastings: 266157

OS Northings: 194981

OS Grid: SS661949

Mapcode National: GBR WT6.ZY

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.Q3VD

Plus Code: 9C3RJ3Q7+3R

Entry Name: Chimney west of Vivian engine house

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 1 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11696

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located on the slope to the west of the Vivian engine house and east of the former Swansea Canal.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Landore (Gland┼Ár)

Community: Landore

Locality: Hafod

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Hafod Copperworks was established in 1810 by John Vivian and continued to be owned by the Vivian family until 1924 when it amalgamated with the adjacent Morfa Coppperworks. It was subsequently operated by Yorkshire Imperial Metals until it closed in 1980. The chimney dates from the late nineteenth century and probably served the steam boilers for the Vivian engine house, built 1860-2.


A tall, tapering chimney stack, constructed of red brick. There is an octagonal plinth with a corbelled head and a circular shaft. The shaft has numerous iron bands, and a corbelled ring at its neck.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an impressive Victorian industrial chimney and for group value with the listed buildings of the former Hafod and Morfa copperworks.

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