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Bridge over Tennant Canal E of Cwrt y Bettws Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Coedffranc, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.644 / 51°38'38"N

Longitude: -3.8432 / 3°50'35"W

OS Eastings: 272560

OS Northings: 195523

OS Grid: SS725955

Mapcode National: GBR H1.7N1D

Mapcode Global: VH4K5.BYM2

Entry Name: Bridge over Tennant Canal E of Cwrt y Bettws Farm

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Last Amended: 29 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23073

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the Tennant Canal E of Cwrt y Bettws Farm and beside the Tennant Canal pumping station.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Community: Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc)

Community: Coedffranc

Locality: Tennant Canal

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

The Tennant Canal was built 1820-4, engineered by William Kirkhouse. The head of the canal was at Aberdulais, where it joins the Neath Canal, and ended at Port Tennant on the E side of the River Tawe in Swansea. Traffic was carried on the canal until the 1930s. The bridge was built in the 3rd quarter of the C19 and first shown on the 1877 Ordnance Survey.

Exterior

A single-carriageway, single-span bridge of rubble stone with tooled voussoirs to the segmental arch. The abutments and integral parapet curve outwards. The parapet retains some copper slag copings on the N side but is mostly renewed. The parapet terminates in brick on the NE side, copper slag courses to the SE, and brick and slag to the NW. The hump-backed deck is laid with concrete.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with other listed items associated with the Tennant Canal.

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