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Location DB > Wales > Carmarthenshire > Llanelli > Llanelli Pump House
Llanelli Pump House
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created by BlueShiva on 9/9/2005 8:08 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 4/29/2021 11:29 PM
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The church like tower (which houses the massive hydraulic pressure vessel) is the main feature and surrounded by a number medium-sized workshops, more recently transformed into small industrial units. One of these houses the hydraulic pumping machinery.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy - grab some BBQ!
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Llanelli Docks
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
Owner: Cattle & Co. BBQ
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     Interesting Features
    Fortress like tower that housed a large hydraulic accumulator for high pressure pumps.
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1900
    Closed: 0
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    Llanelli North Dock was built between 1897 and 1902, by engineers Sir Alexander Rendel and Partners of London. The Engine House is set back from the dock edge at the north end of the east side of the dock, by the west bank of Afon Lliedi. It is dated 1900. The engine house complex includes a hydraulic accumulator tower, boiler house and a maintenance shed and provided hydraulic power for the operation of various items of plant around the dock, for example, the main dock gates coal loading stages, cranes, capstans, and the railway swing bridge. The depot also carried out maintenance of engines and rolling stock. Constructed of rubble stone, with ashlar dressings to the tower and north facade and slate roofs, mostly replaced in corrugated iron. The tower has a high base with a two-stage main story with five flat buttresses on each face, a pair at the angles and one in the center. There are a pair of louvred vents on each side of the center buttress at mid height. The tower contains a large iron cylindrical accumulator; the tower and the original engine house survive.

    2011 - A restaurant "Sosban" opened in the space by former Scarlets and Wales rugby players Stephen Jones, Dwayne Peel, and Eurig Williams. Sosban is a reference to the historical importance of tinplate in the history of Llanelli. "Sosban Fach" is a Welsh folksong. Llanelli at the end of the 1800's was nick-named Tinopolis. Sosban closed in February 2019.

    2020 - An American style smokehouse & BBQ restaurant "Cattle & Co" buys the space. As of April 2021 they are still working on the space and plan to be open summer 2021. It will be their 2nd location in Wales.
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    Fri, Sep 9th, 2005
    posted by BlueShiva
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    Mon, Sep 12th, 2005
    posted by BlueShiva

    Pump room
    Mon, Sep 12th, 2005
    posted by BlueShiva

    Deserted workshop
    Mon, Sep 12th, 2005
    posted by BlueShiva
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/29/2021 11:31 PM.

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