Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Newport Power Station

From Graces Guide

The initial installation of plant at the Llanarth Street site in 1895 comprised horizontal compound engines coupled by ropes to Hall dynamos. The plant had a rating of 350 kW. [1]

Babcock and Wilcox boilers. The three engines were of the 'E. P. Allis type', made by Markham and Co [2]

1921 Advert: 'The Newport Corporation Offer for Disposal One 500 K.W. Set. The Engine is of the cross-compound, slow-speed, reciprocating type built by Markham and Co. (Limited), Chesterfield. The Generator is a direct-current machine, compound-wound, voltage 460-500.' [3]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia
  2. Star of Gwent - Friday 19 December 1902
  3. Western Mail, 8 July 1921