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Bridge over Canal at Llanfoist Wharf

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr), Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.811 / 51°48'39"N

Longitude: -3.0386 / 3°2'19"W

OS Eastings: 328493

OS Northings: 212994

OS Grid: SO284129

Mapcode National: GBR F4.X4WY

Mapcode Global: VH796.8RY2

Entry Name: Bridge over Canal at Llanfoist Wharf

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17238

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the canal at Llanfoist Wharf and now serving as the access to Boathouse Cottage. Also known as Tod's Bridge.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)

Community: Llanfoist Fawr

Locality: Llanfoist

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Tramroad bridge built to carry Thomas Hill's Tramroad over the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal. The tramroad was first opened in 1822 from Blaenavon Works but this section of the tramroad from Garnddyrys Ironworks down to Llanfoist Wharf was built in 1825 providing a date for this bridge. The canal at this point was completed in 1812 under William Crosley.
The Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal (now known as the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal) was constructed between 1797 and 1812 and was linked to many tramroads making it an important artery for the trade in iron, lime and coal. Gradually the railway took traffic off the canal and eventually it was bought out by the Great Western Railway. Restoration work began in 1964.

Exterior

Flat deck of cast-iron plates laid on cast-iron T-section girders. Timber parapets and rubble abutments curving outwards on towpath side. Modern tarmaced roadway.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a surviving early cast-iron bridge associated with the tramroad and for group value with other listed items at Llanfoist Wharf.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Flight of steps to E of tunnel under canal
    At Llanfoist Wharf which is situated uphill to the south-west of Llanfoist Parish Church. Also passes under Boathouse Cottage.
  • II Tunnel under Canal
    At Llanfoist Wharf which is situated uphill to the south-west of Llanfoist Parish Church. Also passes under Boathouse Cottage.
  • II Canal Wharf at Boathouse Cottage
    At Llanfoist Wharf which is situated uphill to the south-west of Llanfoist Parish Church. The wharf is on the west side of the canal and Boathouse Cottage is built over the tunnel; the house is reach
  • II Boathouse Cottage
    At Llanfoist Wharf which is situated uphill to the south-west of Llanfoist Parish Church. The wharf is on the west side of the canal and Boathouse Cottage is built over the tunnel; the house is reach
  • II Llanfoist Wharf Boathouse, Beacon Park Boats
    At Llanfoist Wharf which is situated uphill to the south-west of Llanfoist Parish Church. The wharf is on the west side of the canal and the Boathouse is set to the north of the former tramway.
  • II Memorial to Crawshay Bailey to SW of Parish Church of St Faith
    Situated at the upper, southern, end of the churchyard.
  • II South Lodge
    Above the road and set in its own grounds, immediately to the west of Church Lane and the Parish Church of St Faith.
  • II Parish Church of St Faith
    On the western edge of the village and set in the slope of the circular churchyard with a lime avenue. The churchyard entrance is at the junction of Llanellen Road and the B4246 Merthyr Road.

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