Great Western Railway Plans of Burry Port Docks

Scope and Content

Plans, 1935, of Burry Port Docks; and section drawing of enlarge section of jetty, 1899.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Great Western Railway Company took over the Llanelly Railway and Dock Co. railways serving Llanelli and Burry Port in 1873, and it was absorbed into the GWR in 1889. These small railways were used in the export of coal. The GWR also took over Burry Port docks, originally opened in 1820.

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Evans, L. W. Minor Industries, Railways, Docks and Shipping (Cardiff, 1939); Lloyd, Sir John E., ed., A History of Carmarthenshire (Cardiff, 1939).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.


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Related Material

Further material relating to the Great Western Railway in Carmarthenshire is Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Great Western Railway Financial Records, DB/103.