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Llwydcoed Tramroad Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.7288 / 51°43'43"N

Longitude: -3.4637 / 3°27'49"W

OS Eastings: 299004

OS Northings: 204355

OS Grid: SN990043

Mapcode National: GBR HK.27GS

Mapcode Global: VH5GF.XT72

Plus Code: 9C3RPGHP+GG

Entry Name: Llwydcoed Tramroad Bridge

Listing Date: 12 December 1979

Last Amended: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10872

Building Class: Transport

Also known as: Gelli-Isaf Tramroad Bridge, Abernant Tramroad

ID on this website: 300010872

Location: Spans the River Cynon at the boundary between the Communities of Aberdare and Llwydcoed. Reached by a lane from the roundabout to SE, past the factory; in the area known as Gelli-Isaf. Steep wooded

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Llwydcoed (Llwytgoed)

Community: Aberdare West

Locality: Gelli-Isaf

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Tram bridge

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1834 rebuilding of an earlier bridge erected 1804-5 by the Tappendens. Carried the tramroad from Abernant via Llwydcoed towards the Neath canal.


Single arch rubble bridge with broad semi-circular arch with voussoirs; pilasters to either end. High revetment walls curving back at ends. Some stone blocks remain to the tramroad. The eastern side has keystone dated 1834.

Scheduled Ancient Monument: Gm411

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