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Boiler stack of former Cardonnel Tinplate Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc), Neath Port Talbot

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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)

Community: Coedffranc

Locality: Tennant Canal

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its industrial archaeological interest as a rare survival of a once important local industry.

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