Copperopolis: Landscapes of the Early Industrial Period in Swansea

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
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Swansea was the first industrial region in Wales and its
pre-eminence as the international centre of copper-smelting at the end of the
eighteenth century, and throughout the nineteenth century, earned the title
Copperopolis. In this volume much of this pioneering industrial and social
landscape is mapped and its significance in the national and international
context described.



Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

Measurements in this volume

The Industries

Patterns of Transport & Power

'Copper-men, Colliers & Mechanicks'

Masters & Men: Dynasties & Dwellings

The Institutions of the Copper Townships

Landore 

Conclusion 

Select Bibliography & Abbreviations

Index


Dadansoddiad darluniadol o dirlun diwydiannol ardal Abertawe yn adlewyrchu dylanwad hanes a datblygiad y diwydiant copr ar fywyd cymdeithasol ac economaidd, addysgol a chrefyddol y fro yn ystod y 18fed a'r 19eg ganrif. Dros 300 o luniau du-a-gwyn. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

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Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
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Published on
Dec 18, 2008
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Pages
358
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9781871184327
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English
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Architecture / General
History / Europe / Great Britain
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Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales
 Forty-three castles and fortified sites here described were
founded or given their most significant fabric after 1217. They include
tower-houses, strong houses, possible castles, and twenty masonry castles
ranging from the great Clare works at Caerphilly and Morlais to the small
modestly fortified sites at Barry and Weobley, and the exceptional fortified
priory at Ewenny. The density and variety of the medieval fortifications in
Glamorgan are unrivalled, and their study is enriched by an exceptional range
of works on the history and records of a historic county formed by merging the
lordships of Glamorgan and Gower. Part la described the early castles and traced
their role in the Norman conquest and settlement of the fertile southern
lowlands down to 1217, when the Clares inherited Glamorgan. In that year the
Welsh had expelled the English from Gower and remained unconquered in the
Glamorgan uplands. Gower was soon lost again, and under  two redoubtable Clare lords the Glamorgan
uplands were appropriated in the mid-13th century and secured in a notable
programme of castle works. The castle-building of Earl Richard de Clare
(1243-62) and his son, Gilbert, the 'Red Earl' (1263-95), as they achieved this
'second conquest of Glamorgan', foreshadowed the later campaigns of Edward I
against Gwynedd. At Caerphilly, above all, Earl Gilbert's castle deserves
comparison with the great Edwardian works; it introduced defensive features
later to be adopted by King Edward's Savoyard master masons. Gower sites
considered include the impressive masonry castles at Oystermouth and Penrice. A
notable ornately arcaded domestic range at Swansea is the only surviving
vestige of the chief castle of Gower, which is tentatively described from a
variety of records. AH the illustrated descriptions incorporate detailed
historical accounts. The introductory survey outlines the later descent of
Glamorgan and Gower to the end of the 15th century, and along with the
sectional preambles it provides general discussion of the sites.

David M. Browne
This book illustrates how important the uplands archaeology
of Wales is as a resource for understanding the rich history of the country and
for the future development of its society and economy. It presents the results
of Uplands Initiative surveys, chronological and thematic overviews, and
outlines the practical benefits for rural economies to be gained by the
sympathetic exploitation of the archaeological resource.



Contents

FOREWORD - Geoffrey J. Wainwright, M.B.E., Ph.D., F.S.A.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE WELSH UPLANDS: AN INTRODUCTION - Robert
Silvester - Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust 



THEMES & CHRONOLOGIES ...

THE UPLANDS DURING THE PREHISTORIC AND ROMAN PERIODS - RCAHMW Staff

UPLAND ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE MEDIEVAL AND POST-MEDIEVAL PERIODS -D.K. Leighton
- RCAHMW & Robert Silvester - Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY - Stephen Hughes - RCAHMW & Simon Timberlake -
Archaeological consultant



CASE STUDIES...

THE BLAENAFON UPLANDS LANDSCAPE - Richard Hayman & Wendy Horton -
Hayman & Horton

MYNYDD Y FFYNNON: CWMYSTWYTH AND EISTEDDFA GURIG - Paul Sambrook -
Cambria Archaeology

MOEL BRONYMIOD - Katherine Geary - Gwynedd Archaeological Trust?

Y BERWYN - Robert Silvester - Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

MYNYDD EPYNT: REDISCOVERING AN ABANDONED FARMING LANDSCAPE -Toby Driver -
RCAHMW & Robert Silvester - Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF THE UPLAND HERITAGE - John Wildig - ADAS

THE ECONOMICS OF CULTURAL LANDSCAPES - John Rodger - Torfaen County
Borough Council

SITE PRESERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - Kathryn Roberts - Cadw & Paul
Sambrook - Cambria Archaeology

THE ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE OF THE UPLANDS INITIATIVE - Stephen Hughes
- RCAHMW

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO COMMON FIELD MONUMENTS - Robert Silvester -
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

UPLANDS BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX


Cyfrol llawn lluniau yn archwilio i ardaloedd ucheldirol Cymru, gyda sylw arbennig i hanes a gorffennol diwydiannol yr ardaloedd hyn a'u pwysigrwydd i ddatblygiad cymdeithasol ac economaidd y wlad. Cyhoeddwyd yn wreiddiol yn Mawrth 2004. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

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