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Stanley's Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6857 / 51°41'8"N

Longitude: -4.2675 / 4°16'2"W

OS Eastings: 243349

OS Northings: 200987

OS Grid: SN433009

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.DY4B

Mapcode Global: VH3M8.ZW9L

Entry Name: Stanley's Bridge

Listing Date: 25 November 2003

Last Amended: 25 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82075

Location: Part of a former tramroad embankment on the N side of Ashburnham Road, and approximately 150m NW of Ashburnham Hotel.

County: Carmarthenshire

Communities: Pembrey and Burry Port Town (Pembre a Phorth Tywyn)

Community: Cefn Sidan

Locality: Pembrey

Built-Up Area: Pembrey

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Stanley's Tramroad was built c1820 to carry coal from a pit in Pembrey to Pembrey harbour. It remained in use until c1863. It crosses the former Kidwelly & Llanelly Canal, begun in 1812, which extended from Llanelli to Kymer's Canal (1769) on the E side of Kidwelly. Later the canal was taken over by the Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway and in 1869 it built a railway mainly on the bed of the old canal. The BP&GVR was taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1922. The railway closed in 1985.

Exterior

A single-span tramway bridge over the former canal, of coursed stone with freestone copings. Abutments are slightly battered and curve outwards on each bank. A single round arch has freestone voussoirs.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare surviving early C19 tramroad bridge.

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