Felinisha Chemical Company Limited

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Title deeds and related papers of the Felinisha Chemical Company relating to the property of the company 1770-1937; plan of Felin-Isha property 1901; papers concerning the lawsuit with the Graigola Merthyr Collieries Company 1910-1915; valuation and related papers of property near the chemical works 1913-1933; declaration concerning boundary disputes 1893.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1837 the land and site of the old Felinfach Isha Mill at Pontardulais [Pontarddulais] was acquired by Lewis Weston Dillwyn of Sketty Hall and chemical works were established on the site. This archive relates to the property of the Felinisha Chemical Company Limited who operated the works. In 1893 the site was sold and became the joint property of the Teilo and Clayton Tinplate Companies. The company was later called the Pontardulais Chemical Company and in 1935 it went into voluntary liquidation and was absorbed by the Clayton and Teilo Tinplate Works.

In 1939 the works were acquired by the Llanelli Associated Tinplate Companies and ceased to trade as a separate company.

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