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Walls flanking the inclined plane joining the Bettws tramway to the DLP Railway.

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangynwyd Lower (Llangynwyd - Isaf), Bridgend

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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

Plus Code: 9C3RH96X+QM

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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

County: Bridgend

Town: Llangynwyd Lower

Community: Llangynwyd Lower (Llangynwyd - Isaf)

Community: Llangynwyd Lower

Locality: Goetre-hen

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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