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Latitude: 51.6542 / 51°39'14"N
Longitude: -3.8375 / 3°50'15"W
OS Eastings: 272980
OS Northings: 196640
OS Grid: SS729966
Mapcode National: GBR H1.6X18
Mapcode Global: VH4K5.FPM8
Entry Name: Bridge over Tennant Canal W of former Crown Copperworks
Listing Date: 29 March 2000
Last Amended: 29 March 2000
Source ID: 23069
Building Class: Transport
Location: Crossing the Tennant Canal S of the A465 and reached by minor road from Neath Abbey Industrial Estate. The bridge stands at the entrance to Gillard's vehicle spares.
County: Neath Port Talbot
Community: Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc)
Locality: Tennant Canal
Built-Up Area: Neath
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The Tennant Canal was built 1820-4, engineered by William Kirkhouse. The head of the canal was at Aberdulais, where it joins the Neath Canal, and ended at Port Tennant on the E side of the River Tawe in Swansea. Traffic was carried on the canal until the 1930s. The bridge is probably an original feature of the canal and is shown on the 1844 Tithe map adjacent to the Crown Copperworks. Its flat deck suggests that it was built to carry a tramroad.
A wide single-carriageway, single-span bridge of snecked stone. A segmental arch has tooled voussoirs. A low parapet retains some original copper slag copings but is otherwise replaced.
Listed for group value with other listed items associated with the Tennant Canal.
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