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Penlan-fach bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Neath, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.6751 / 51°40'30"N

Longitude: -3.7655 / 3°45'55"W

OS Eastings: 278016

OS Northings: 198850

OS Grid: SS780988

Mapcode National: GBR H4.5PJZ

Mapcode Global: VH5GN.P555

Entry Name: Penlan-fach bridge

Listing Date: 25 February 2000

Last Amended: 25 February 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22859

Building Class: Transport

Location: On an unclassified road to Wenallt Farm approximately 1km ESE of Tonna church spanning a stream and the former Glyncorrwg Mineral Railway.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Community: Tonna

Community: Tonna

Locality: Wenallt

Built-Up Area: Neath

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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A bridge built 1839-42 over an inclined section of the Glyncorrwg Mineral Railway, engineered by William Kirkhouse, who may therefore also have built the overbridge.


A single-carriageway coursed rubble-stone bridge with a single round arch with dressed arch ring. The imposts have fragments of former pilasters on the N side. The abutments are stepped, and are flanked by later abutments discernible by straight joints. There is no parapet.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its industrial archaeological interest as a well-detailed early bridge associated with the Glyncorrwg Mineral Railway.

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