Upper Forest & Worcester Steel and Tinplate Works Ltd, Morriston

Scope and Content

Plans relating to the Upper Forest and Worcester Steel and Tinplate Works Ltd, Morriston, n.d. [1930s]-1936

Administrative / Biographical History

Situated under Morriston approximately 3 miles from Swansea to the left of Neath Road, the Upper Forest works was the first of its kind in Morriston having been commenced in 1845 by William Hallam, on the site of a grist mill. The tin works were worked by water power at its humble beginning when it consisted of one mill. The Worcester works were opened in 1868, a company formed by William Williams of Maes-y-gwernen Hall, Llangyfelach. The works later absorbed the Upper Forest works and the combined undertaking was responsible for a large proportion of the output of the Port. The works were registered as the Upper Forest and Worcester Steel and Tinplate Works Ltd in October 1898 and over the years have frequently change hands. The buildings of the two works covered an area of 20 acres and in addition 40 acres of supplementary land were included in the firm's property. The works closed in 1958 and were completely demolished during 1960-61, where the site was cleared in order to prepare the way for its future occupation by other industry.


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Acquisition Information

The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.


Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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