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Drymau Road Viaduct

A Grade II Listed Building in Neath, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6621 / 51°39'43"N

Longitude: -3.8366 / 3°50'11"W

OS Eastings: 273063

OS Northings: 197520

OS Grid: SS730975

Mapcode National: GBR H1.6HPG

Mapcode Global: VH4K5.GH26

Entry Name: Drymau Road Viaduct

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Last Amended: 29 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23065

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning Drymau Road on the E side of the village and N of the main A4230.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Community: Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc)

Community: Coedffranc

Locality: Skewen

Built-Up Area: Neath

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

An integral feature of the South Wales Railway, completed in 1850 between Chepstow and Swansea. The supervising engineer was I.K. Brunel, and here the railway was built to a broad gauge. The bridge was built over a road and a tramroad taking coal to the Mines Royal Copper Works.

Exterior

A deep 3-bay viaduct of snecked stone with tooled dressings to the elliptical arches. The central piers are pierced with round-headed openings. Projecting stone bands in each face define the base of the coped parapets that terminate in square piers above the abutments. The abutments are battered and retain an embankment on each side.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its industrial archaeological interest as a Brunel-period railway bridge and one of the original structures on the South Wales Railway.

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