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Gate Piers at former Railway Crossing

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.7235 / 51°43'24"N

Longitude: -3.4653 / 3°27'55"W

OS Eastings: 298884

OS Northings: 203764

OS Grid: SN988037

Mapcode National: GBR HK.2M2F

Mapcode Global: VH5GF.WYD5

Plus Code: 9C3RPGFM+9V

Entry Name: Gate Piers at former Railway Crossing

Listing Date: 10 January 1991

Last Amended: 10 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10880

Building Class: Transport

ID on this website: 300010880

Location: At the northern edge of Trecynon; beside the road at the 'S' bend.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Aberdare (Aberdâr)

Community: Aberdare West

Locality: Trecynon

Built-Up Area: Aberdare

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Gatepost

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At this point the Great Western Railway (Aman Branch) crossed the road out of Trecynon to Cwmdare and Hirwaun. However these gate posts are placed too far apart for the single track railway that existed. Either the smaller of the two piers has been moved E or more likely it was infact a pier for a pedestrian gate at the side of the track.


The left hand gate post is a complex assembly of cast iron and wood. Tapered cast iron column stamped GWR T47 with finial and spurs linking with thin square pole hinged to a massive timber post thickened to top with inverted spandrel stamped T116 between this and the arm that formerly attached to the gate; quatrefoil ornament. The plain square iron pier to right was probably a locking post for a pedestrian gate; pyramidal cap.

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