Walls flanking the inclined plane joining the Bettws tramway to the DLP Railway.
A Grade II Listed Building in Llangynwyd Lower (Llangynwyd - Isaf), Bridgend
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Latitude: 51.5619 / 51°33'42"N
Longitude: -3.6009 / 3°36'3"W
OS Eastings: 289127
OS Northings: 185997
OS Grid: SS891859
Mapcode National: GBR HC.DWGG
Mapcode Global: VH5HB.J0QG
Entry Name: Walls flanking the inclined plane joining the Bettws tramway to the DLP Railway.
Listing Date: 23 October 1998
Last Amended: 23 October 1998
Source ID: 20744
Building Class: Transport
Location: The inclined plane rises from near road level at a steep angle to join the former Duffryn Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway on the W side of the valley, half-way between Nicholls Road and the Shwt turning
Town: Llangynwyd Lower
Community: Llangynwyd Lower (Llangynwyd - Isaf)
Community: Llangynwyd Lower
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Built c.1825-6 to provide direct access from the tramway from Sir Robert Price's coal workings at Bettws to the approximately contemporary Duyffryn Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway running along the higher contours on the W side of the valley. The lower end of the plane was damaged when the A4063 was widened.
An angled walled track preserved in woodland, and defined by side walls of rubble stonework set 3.04m apart, of height averaging 1.6m although reaching 3.3m in places where retaining the hill slope. The total rise is approximately 15m.
Reasons for Listing
Included as an important and well preserved monument of early railway development, and evocative of the early history of the industrial exploitation of the Llynfi valley.
Other nearby listed buildings
Nicholls Arms PH
The building stands on a steeply sloping corner site, facing the minor Nicholls Road running W off the main A4063 Maesteg to Bridgend Road.
Pont-y-rhyd-ddu (partly in Garw Valley community)
The bridge carries the road to Shwt, Bettws and Llangeinor across the Afon Llyvni, near the road junction with the A4063.
The tunnel runs under the Cildeudy Road immediately W of its junction with the main A4063 Maesteg Road, at the S end of Goetre-hen.
Abutments to overbridge/ loading bay on the former Duffryn Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway
The section of the former tramway extends from above Rock-fawr for approximately 180m to the N, and includes the retaining walls and embankments of the loading bay/ overbridge.
Church of St David, Bettws
Situated on the hilltop at the centre of the village which became the core of a post-war estate development.
North portal and wings of the Rock-fawr Bridge on Sir Robert Price's private tramway.
The portal forms the N face of the Rock-fawr service bridge on the well preserved 150m long section of tramway running parallel to and adjacent to the A4063 S of Cildeudy Road.
Situated near the SW boundary of the community on the hillside above the Llynfi Valley near the hamlet of Shwt, down a farm track off the rural lane linking the early farmsteads of this area.
,23,Derllwyn Road,Tondu,,,CF32 9HD
Just to E of former Truck Shop on the hillside above the former Tondu ironworks and in NW of community.