Aberthaw and Bristol Channel Portland Cement Co. Records

Scope and Content

Aberthaw and Bristol Channel Portland Cement Co. records comprising of weekly pay records; test manufacture book; cash and store books; details of tenders and contracts.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Aberthaw and Bristol Channel Portland Cement Company was established in 1912 by the Beynon family. The site at Aberthaw was chosen as it was near the necessary raw material, limestone and coal from the south Wales coalfield which was needed to heat the kiln. In 1919 the company took over the nearby Aberthaw and Rhoose Point Portland and Lime Company. Blue Circle bought the two sites at Aberthaw and Rhoose in 1983. In 1987 Rhoose Works closed. Lafarge Cement UK bought Blue Circle industries PLC in 2001 creating the largest cement maker in the world.


Arranged chronologically by record series

Access Information

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Lafarge Cement Co, 2004

Other Finding Aids

Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed


Accruals are possible