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Bridge at Moat Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7241 / 51°43'26"N

Longitude: -4.2706 / 4°16'14"W

OS Eastings: 243267

OS Northings: 205264

OS Grid: SN432052

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.BHL6

Mapcode Global: VH3M2.XXNN

Entry Name: Bridge at Moat Farm

Listing Date: 11 August 1997

Last Amended: 23 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18753

Building Class: Transport

Location: Moat Farm is 300m NW of Llandyry church, and reached by farm road on the NW side of the B4317. The bridge is on the N side of the farm.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Kidwelly

Community: Trimsaran

Community: Trimsaran

Locality: Llandyry

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

A bridge spanning the Afon Morlais and a branch of the Kidwelly & Llanelli Canal. The canal, begun in 1812, was built between Llanelli and Kymer's Canal (1769) on the E side of Kidwelly. The short branch to Moat Farm was completed by 1824, and beyond it a tramroad continued to Trimsaran Colliery. Later the canal was taken over by the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway and in 1869 it built a railway mainly on the bed of the old canal. The branch to Moat Farm was also laid with rails in 1873. The BP&GVR was taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1922. The branch line to Moat Farm was closed and its rails taken up in 1962. The bridge carries a farm road and is shown on the 1839 Tithe map.

Exterior

A 2-span single-carriageway bridge of rubble stone with segmental freestone arches. Between the main spans is a smaller rubble-stone arch, visible only on the upstream side, connected to a watercourse. The flat deck has a parapet with cock-and-hen coping, which is splayed out at the NW end and at the S end curves slightly towards the farmyard.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved early C19 bridge associated with a former canal and the local mining industry.

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