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Cae Newydd Railway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7292 / 51°43'45"N

Longitude: -4.3081 / 4°18'29"W

OS Eastings: 240693

OS Northings: 205913

OS Grid: SN406059

Mapcode National: GBR GP.C5PX

Mapcode Global: VH3M2.8STQ

Entry Name: Cae Newydd Railway Bridge

Listing Date: 28 July 1998

Last Amended: 28 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20194

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated some 200m off main road (A 484), approached by footpath past Cae Newydd Farm some 100m NE of Kidwelly Bridge. Bridge is some 800m SE of Kidwelly station.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Kidwelly

Community: Kidwelly (Cydweli)

Community: Kidwelly

Locality: Kidwelly/Cydweli

Built-Up Area: Kidwelly

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Road bridge over railway, carrying a farm track from Cae Newydd over Swansea-Carmarthen line. Probably built c1840 for Brunel's South Wales Railway.


Rubble stone single arched bridge with broad elliptical arch of cut stone flush voussoirs. Rubble stone parapet with broad band stepped out from string course below. Cut-stone coping and raised end piers. Raking retaining walls each side along rail track.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good surviving example of a Brunel railway bridge.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Kidwelly Town Hall
    Situated in centre of Kidwelly on corner of Lady Street and Causeway Street.
  • II Wall along S side of churchyard
    Situated on N side of Lady Street, between Parish Room and track to No 17 Lady Street.
  • I Church of Saint Mary
    Situated in centre of Kidwelly in large walled churchyard.
  • II Morfa House
    Situated in terraced row on main road (A 484) some 40m S of Kidwelly Bridge.
  • II Capel Sul
    Situated on W side of main road (A 484) prominently overlooking Kidwelly Bridge.
  • II Kidwelly Bridge/Pont Cydweli
    Situated on main road (A 484) crossing Gwendraeth Fach, between Bridge Street and New Street.
  • II Castle Mill
    Situated on N bank of Gwendraeth Fach, some 100m E of Kidwelly Bridge, reached by lane running S from medieval town gatehouse.
  • II Ruined Warehouse By Kidwelly Bridge
    Situated on E side of main road (A 484) overlooking NE end of Kidwelly Bridge.

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