Descriptive gazetteer entries

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Port Talbot like this:

Port Talbot, small port with ry. sta., in 8. of Glamorgan, on E. side of Swansea Bay, 12¼ miles NW. of Bridgend; P.O., T.O.; is the port for Aberavon (2 miles N.), has a floating harbour with great depth of water, and is frequented by numerous coasting vessels. There is communication between this place and Bristol by steam packets. At Port Talbot are situated the Cwm Avon Copper Works, the metal from which is used for the copper coinage. See ABERAVON.

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Travel writing

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Pyle 2 2
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