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Margam Steel Works (Abbey Works) for The Steel Company of Wales Limited, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan: the number 5 blast furnace

RIBA Ref No RIBA25361
Artist/Photographerde Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
CountryUK: Wales
CityPort Talbot
Subject Date1953
Image Date1961
Library ReferenceAP290/183
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectEric de Maré: The Functional Tradition ; Steelworks
NOTES: Margam Steel Works, originally and colloquially known as the "Abbey Works", was a modern integrated steelworks which began production in 1953, although most of the works had been built by 1951. This is one of the two new furnaces built in the 1950s. Once the new number 4 and 5 furnaces began production, the older furnaces, numbers 1 and 2 built in the 1920s, were demolished. The number 3 furnace, built in 1941, was retained as a stand-by.

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