History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Pwll y Llygoed Tramroad Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7384 / 51°44'18"N

Longitude: -4.2518 / 4°15'6"W

OS Eastings: 244612

OS Northings: 206811

OS Grid: SN446068

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.SNJQ

Mapcode Global: VH3M3.8K2P

Entry Name: Pwll y Llygoed Tramroad Bridge

Listing Date: 23 July 2003

Last Amended: 23 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81328

Location: Spanning the Gwendraeth Fawr river approximately 2.3km NNW of Trimsaran, and immediately N of Maesgwendraeth Farm.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Trimsaran

Community: Trimsaran

Locality: Pont Newydd

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Find accommodation in
Pont Yates

History

Part of a tramroad that took coal from collieries at Carway to Kymer''''s Canal, which was completed in 1769. The date of the tramroad, and bridge, is not certain. The tramroad is said to have been built c1770, which would make the bridge the oldest surviving railway bridge in Wales, and alternatively to have been built c1802. Masonry details suggest that the present bridge was built later, although still perhaps in the first half of the C19, and therefore replaced an earlier structure. The tramroad was still in use in 1863.

Exterior

A single-span bridge of coursed stone (overgrown at the time of inspection). Its segmental arch has hammer-dressed voussoirs.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special industrial-archaeological interest as an early railway bridge, associated with the oldest canal in Wales.
Scheduled Ancient Monument Cm 261 (CAM).

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.