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Latitude: 51.5619 / 51°33'42"N
Longitude: -3.6009 / 3°36'3"W
OS Eastings: 289127
OS Northings: 185997
OS Grid: SS891859
Mapcode National: GBR HC.DWGG
Mapcode Global: VH5HB.J0QG
Entry Name: Walls flanking the inclined plane joining the Bettws tramway to the DLP Railway.
Listing Date: 23 October 1998
Last Amended: 23 October 1998
Source ID: 20744
Building Class: Transport
Location: The inclined plane rises from near road level at a steep angle to join the former Duffryn Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway on the W side of the valley, half-way between Nicholls Road and the Shwt turning
Town: Llangynwyd Lower
Community: Llangynwyd Lower (Llangynwyd - Isaf)
Community: Llangynwyd Lower
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Built c.1825-6 to provide direct access from the tramway from Sir Robert Price's coal workings at Bettws to the approximately contemporary Duyffryn Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway running along the higher contours on the W side of the valley. The lower end of the plane was damaged when the A4063 was widened.
An angled walled track preserved in woodland, and defined by side walls of rubble stonework set 3.04m apart, of height averaging 1.6m although reaching 3.3m in places where retaining the hill slope. The total rise is approximately 15m.
Included as an important and well preserved monument of early railway development, and evocative of the early history of the industrial exploitation of the Llynfi valley.
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