The Rise and Decline of Porthcawl Dock

By L. S. Higgins, published November 1964


On 10 June 1825 an act was commissioned permitting the building and maintenance of a railway or tramroad for the passage of wagons from Llangynwyd to a bay called Porthcawl in South Wales. Alongside this an extension of the said bay was initiated constructing the Porthcawl dock. L. S. Higgins provides an account of this dock from its formation to its destruction in August 1914, and assesses the contribution that it had on the development of industry in South Wales.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

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