The history of the Dowlais iron works, 1759-1970
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Published by Starling Press in Newport, Gwent .
Written in English



  • Dowlais,
  • Wales


  • Iron industry and trade -- Wales -- Dowlais -- History.,
  • Dowlais -- History.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 144-145.

Statement[by] John A. Owen.
LC ClassificationsHD9521.8.D68 O93
The Physical Object
Pagination161 p., [112] p. of plates :
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4276312M
ISBN 10090343427X
LC Control Number78301912

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Name. The name is derived from the Welsh du meaning 'black' and glais meaning 'stream'. [citation needed]History. Dowlais came to prominence in the 18th and 19th centuries because of its iron and the mid s there were between and men, women and children employed in the Dowlais works. During the early to mid s the ironworks were operated by Sir John Josiah Country: Wales. The History of the Dowlais Iron Works – Newport: Starling Press. ISBN X. Price, W. W. (). "Josiah John Guest". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales; Vaughan, C. Maxwell (). Pioneers of Welsh Steel: Dowlais to Llanwern. Newport: Starling Press. ISBN External linksFather: Thomas Guest. A History of GKN Volume 1: Innovation and Enterprise London: Macmillan. ISBN Owen, J. A. (). The History of the Dowlais Iron Works Newport: Starling Press. ISBN X. Price, W. W. (). "Josiah . It is the seat of the Dowlais Company's Iron and Steel Works, one of the largest establishments for the manufacture of steel in the kingdom, founded about , and greatly enlarged and improved by the late Sir John Guest (died ), who had become sole lessee.

The terms of the Dowlais Railway Act authorised them to build not only the line, but also a passenger station, situated close both to the Iron Works’ lower entrance gate and the Merthyr-Abergavenny road. Sir John Guest. Although the Act allowed the Iron Company five years to complete the railway, it was in fact ready in three. John Lloyd, The Early History of the Old South Wales Iron Works, –, London (), pp. 23–24; NLW, Ms relating to South East Wales Ironworks, 19b, Dowlais Iron Works (c. ).Google Scholar. "The Dowlais Iron Works, " by J. England, Morgannwg transactions of the Glamorgan Local History Society, Vol.3, pp, "The History of Merthyr Tydfil" by Charles Wilkins FGS, Joseph Williams & Sons, Merthyr Tydfil, Buy The History of the Dowlais Ironworks, by Owen, John Alastair (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : John Alastair Owen.

History. Industrial building, the last remaining of the former Ivor Iron Works from the pre-British Steel period. The Ivor Iron Works opened in as an extension to the Dowlais Iron Works, initially with four blast furnaces. British Steel operated a foundry from the mid C20 which closed in Site Description Founded in , Dowlais Ironworks developed to become the largest ironworks in the world during the nineteenth and steel production ceased in , production having moved to East Moors Works (nprn ) in Cardiff, and the site was largely demolished except for the Blast Engine House of (nprn ). Dowlais Iron Works. Images relating to the Dowlais Iron Works over the years. There are 29 items in this collection. A vector image of a star to represent action to save this item. DOWLAIS IRONWORKS, BLAST ENGINE HOUSE. A vector image of a star to represent action to save this item. Dowlais Ironworks was a major century ironworks located near Merthyr Tydfil, one of the four main ironworks in Merthyr - the other three were Cyfarthfa, Plymouth and Penydarren Ironworks.. The land was leased by Thomas Lewis of Monmouth from Dowager Lady Windsor for £26 per annum.. The Dowlais Ironworks was established near Merthyr Tydfil by a partnership of nine members: .