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Bute Shipbuilding and Engineering Works

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Aka 'Bute Iron Works', of Cardiff

The Bute Iron Works appears to have been established over the original (1794) site of the river terminus of the Glamorganshire Canal, abandoned after the sea pound extension to the canal was built in 1798

Presumably later occupied by Norman Scott Russell and then by Maudslay Brothers

1880 The 'Bute Iron Works' were shown on the 1880 OS 25in map.

1884 The Bute dry dock was built at the southern corner of the Roath Basin. The iron gates for this new dock were also built at these works

By 1901 the works had been renamed Bute Shipbuilding and Engineering Works but had fallen into disuse.

1901 Bute Shipbuilding, Engineering and Dry Dock Co were Ironfounders. [1]

The site subsequently became part of Currans.

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Sources of Information

  1. Trades Directory of Wales, 1901
  • [1] Bute Iron Works