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Kilgetty Ironworks

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Also known as Stepaside Ironworks, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire

Established by Charles Ranken Vickermann, a London solicitor, to exploit the local anthracite coal and haematite deposits. Initially the works and colliery traded under the name 'Pembrokeshire Iron and Coal Company', later (1873) reconstituted as Bonvilles Court Coal & Iron Co Ltd., which also included the Saundersfoot Railway. Ironmaking ended in 1874, and the company went into liquidation in 1876. The property and plant were auctioned in 1878. Vickermann was the successful (in the fact the only) bidder.[1]

Some masonry structures (buildings and two blast furnaces) have been preserved [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Pembrokeshire - The Forgotten Coalfield' by M. R. Connop-Price, Landmark Publishing Ltd., 2004
  2. [1]Aditnow website, Kilgetty Ironworks