Industrial Wales
Foundry work and builders plates
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The pages that know no Boundaries

There are some things that turn up in all the wrong places so don't particularly fit the geographical layout of the rest of the pages.
They've been given their own pages here, mostly in alphabetical order.

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Ironmongery under your feet (and above them)

Local foundries and ironworks are largely gone now. They produced a wide range of items, generally marked with their name.
This page has examples of all manner of drain and manholes, builder plates and signs, gate and fence posts plus other castings with their inscriptions

Builders plates

Many iron bridges and other structures carry their makers plate, some dated, some not.

Manhole Covers

Broads Foundry, Pontymister

Pontymister Ironworks

C to Z

Stop Cocks and valves


Railway and Canal Signs

Other Things

Acknowledgments, sources and further reading.

Thanks for the use of their photos to :- Martyn Davies, Diana Harris, Risca Museum, Robin Williams

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