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Latitude: 53.0031 / 53°0'10"N
Longitude: -3.9433 / 3°56'35"W
OS Eastings: 269693
OS Northings: 346848
OS Grid: SH696468
Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.GW0C
Mapcode Global: WH559.DSG5
Entry Name: Railway Bridge at Former Llechwedd Sidings
Listing Date: 1 February 1996
Last Amended: 1 February 1996
Source ID: 16887
Building Class: Transport
Location: Near the S entrance of Blaenau railway tunnel, immediately W of the road on the downhill approach to the town from the Crimea Pass.
Locality: Llechwedd Slate Mine
Built-Up Area: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Description: Pair of cast-iron railway beam bridges, constructed 1879 when the Llechwedd slate mine established railway sidings to the E of the main railway track.. From here the slates were transported by rail to transhipment wharves at Deganwy. The bridges are heavily-rivetted and consist of 2 panels; the larger of the two spans the Afon Barlwydd at an angle and is approximately 6m long; that with the shallower beam spans a former tramway leading to a now disused incline. Originally carrying single tracks from the sidings to the main line, the rails have now been removed.
Listed as scarce examples of later C19 cast-iron beam bridges, and for group value with other listed items at the former Llechwedd sidings.
References: I. W. Jones, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, 1986, passim.
J.G. Isherwood, Slate From Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1988, 43.
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