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Dock at former White Rock Copperworks and quay wall to N

A Grade II Listed Building in Saint Thomas, Swansea, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.635 / 51°38'5"N

Longitude: -3.9335 / 3°56'0"W

OS Eastings: 266284

OS Northings: 194676

OS Grid: SS662946

Mapcode National: GBR WTJ.21

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.R5WG

Plus Code: 9C3RJ3M8+XH

Entry Name: Dock at former White Rock Copperworks and quay wall to N

Listing Date: 9 February 2004

Last Amended: 9 February 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82483

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the E bank of the Tawe on the W side of the site of the former White Rock Copperworks.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: St. Thomas

Community: St. Thomas

Locality: White Rock

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Exterior

Included as an industrial dock of early date, presumably early C18, associated with an important industrial site, and a well-built length of early industrial quay wall. Included in Scheduled Ancient Monument GM481(GLA).

Interior

Dock and quay walls on River Tawe at former White Rock works of uncertain date. They were part of the stone quays and tidal basins, which by the early C19, almost continuously lined the 4.8km dredged and navigable length of the lower Afon Tawe. It would seem that there was a dock already here in 1737 when the copper works were built, this dock used by Thomas 2nd Baron Mansel for shipping coal, connected by the 'Great Coal Road' to the collieries at Llansamlet. The stonework has been altered over the years and was renovated in late C20 when the ruins of the works were landscaped.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an industrial dock of early date, presumably early C18, associated with an important industrial site, and a well-built length of early industrial quay wall. Included in Scheduled Ancient Monument GM481(GLA).

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