WPW032553 WALES (1930). View of the South Wales Electric Company, Upper Boat Power Station, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW032553] View of the South Wales Electric Company, Upper Boat Power Station, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW032553
Date 1930
Link Coflein Archive Item 6370828
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 309965, 187139
Longitude / Latitude -3.2993924019315, 51.575443017864
National Grid Reference ST100871

Pins

Taff Vale Main Line Pontypridd to Cardiff by 1930 part of the GWR.

Class31
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 01:31:05 PM
Sign on bridge reads'SWP' which is short for South Wales Power

Class31
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 01:29:42 PM
Railway. Now replaced with the A470 Trunk Road

MB
Tuesday 18th of September 2012 09:53:36 AM
Cardiff Railway Company line between Heath Junction and Treforest, opened on 6th August 1897. There was a station here at Upper Boat, opening in 1911 and closing in 1931. The line between Treforest Junction and Rhydyfelin (across the river) closed in 1925 and the section here back towards Cardiff as far as Nantgawr was closed in 1940.

Nowy Paul
Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:36:32 PM
Glamorganshire Canal

MB
Tuesday 18th of September 2012 09:36:58 AM
Corn (or grain) mill

MB
Tuesday 18th of September 2012 09:35:10 AM
Tank engine. Steam locomotive used for shunting

MB
Tuesday 18th of September 2012 09:27:45 AM
Williams Place

terry
Thursday 23rd of August 2012 05:01:48 PM

terry
Thursday 23rd of August 2012 05:01:07 PM
Power Station Rd

terry
Thursday 23rd of August 2012 05:00:39 PM

terry
Thursday 23rd of August 2012 04:57:19 PM

User Comment Contributions

Good light and a well composed image showing the power station in surprisingly a rural context, interesting to know what this looks like now.

Oliver Brookes
Thursday 21st of March 2013 03:14:06 PM
The power station site now appears to form the western edge of the Treforest Industrial Estate. Unit UB1 stands nearby

MB
Tuesday 18th of September 2012 09:55:30 AM