The first copper works in the Swansea area was opened in Landore in 1717, and in the 1860s Carl Wilhelm Siemens perfected the open hearth furnace at a local works. By 1873 the area had one of the world's largest steelworks, and industrial pollution in Landore inspired the doggerel it came to pass in days of yore / the Devil chanced upon Landore. / Quoth he:"by all this fume and stink / I can't be far from home, I think." Landore has a number of listed buildings from its industrial past. There is a campaign to make the remaining historical buildings in the Lower Swansea valley, including Landore, a World Heritage Site.
Grade II listed buildings include:
- Pier to former Waste Tip Tramroad & adjoining boundary wall, Hafod Copper Works off Neath Road
- Copper Slag Abutment to former Waste Tip Tramroad, Hafod Copper Works off Neath Road
- Hafod Lime Kiln, off Neath Road
- Canteen Building, at former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works on Neath Road
- Morfa Bridge, off Normandy Road
- Morfa Quay, off Normandy Road
- Laboratory Building at entrance of former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works on Neath Road
- Vivian Works Engine House at former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works on Neath Road
- Chimney west of Vivian Works Engine House at former Yorkshire Imperial Metal Works on Neath Road
- Casey's Roofing Centre, formerly Landore Cinema on Neath Road
- Old Siloh Chapel (English) & Sunday School on Siloh Road
- New Siloh (Congregational) Chapel & School House on Siloh Road
- Museum Stores, formerly Morfa Copperworks
- Former Hafod Copper Works, River Quay
- Former Vivian Locomotive Shed
- Boundary Wall at former Hafod Copper Works
Grade II* listed buildings:
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