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Port Talbot

1. Primitive

1. Primitive

1. Primitive

Quay on the west bank of the River Tawe.

Quay on the east bank of the River Taff.

Simple quay in the lagoon.

Era ended by the provision of a second quay in 1597

Era ended by the provision of coal wharves in 1794 and 1798.

Era ended by the construction of the copper works in 1839.

2. Marginal Quay Extension

2. Marginal Quay Extension

2. Marginal Quay Extension

Quays along the Strand and Town Reach.

Canal-side wharves.

The copper works wharf.

Era ended by the opening of the North Dock in 1852

Era ended by the opening of the Bute West Dock in 1839

Era ended by the conversion of the lagoon into a floating harbour in 1837.

3. Marginal Quay Elaboration

Quay development on the sides of the impounded lagoon (old lock and Crown and Talbot wharves).



Era ended by extending the harbour towards the Afan estuary in 1898.

4. Dock Elaboration

4. Dock Elaboration

4. Dock Elaboration

The building of the South Dock and Prince of Wales Dock on reclaimed land below high tide level.

Development on the marshes below high tide level (Bute Docks)

South-westward extension of the water area with a more rational shape of the extension.

5. Simple Lineal Quayage

Straight quays with adjacent transit sheds on the general cargo quays of the Roath and Queen Alexandra Docks.

6. Specialised Quayage

6. Specialised Quayage

6. Specialised Quayage

Coal shipment and oil jetties in the King’s and Queen’s Docks.

Coal despatch layout, iron ore import layout in the Roath Dock, oil terminals.

Quays lengthened and straightened in the former lagoon. (Steelworks Wharf and the Margam Wharf



The View for Sunday 4 December 2000

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