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North jetty of outer tidal basin at Briton Ferry Docks

A Grade II Listed Building in Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.6259 / 51°37'33"N

Longitude: -3.8318 / 3°49'54"W

OS Eastings: 273300

OS Northings: 193492

OS Grid: SS733934

Mapcode National: GBR H1.8YPY

Mapcode Global: VH4KC.JDND

Entry Name: North jetty of outer tidal basin at Briton Ferry Docks

Listing Date: 19 May 2000

Last Amended: 19 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23311

Building Class: Maritime

Location: On the E bank of the River Neath 350m SW of the entrance to the floating dock.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Community: Briton Ferry (Llansawel)

Community: Briton Ferry

Locality: Briton Ferry Docks

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The Briton Ferry Dock Act was passed in 1851 and the dock was opened in 1861. Its engineer was Isambard Kingdom Brunel who died in 1859 before the project was completed. It comprised an inner floating dock and an outer tidal basin, between which was a hydraulically powered lock gate. The dock closed in 1959, subsequent to which the inner floating dock has silted up. A corresponding jetty on the S side of the outer tidal basin is now ruinous.


The jetty is built of battered walls of coursed, rock-faced sandstone with large coping stones. The outer end terminates with a wider round bastion. Timber staging is added to the inner wall.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with other listed items associated with Briton Ferry Docks.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Gm445 (NEP).

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