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Railway viaduct over Factory Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Bargoed, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6949 / 51°41'41"N

Longitude: -3.2314 / 3°13'52"W

OS Eastings: 314986

OS Northings: 200291

OS Grid: SO149002

Mapcode National: GBR HV.4KWM

Mapcode Global: VH6D6.YN1K

Plus Code: 9C3RMQV9+XC

Entry Name: Railway viaduct over Factory Road

Listing Date: 29 April 2002

Last Amended: 29 April 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26492

Building Class: Transport

Also known as: Railway viaduct over Factory Road

ID on this website: 300026492

Location: Spanning the valley of Nant Bargoed approximately 300m N of Bargoed station.

County: Caerphilly

Town: Bargoed

Community: Bargoed (Bargod)

Community: Bargoed

Built-Up Area: Bargod

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Bridge over valley Railway viaduct

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An integral component of the original Rhymney Railway which was begun in 1854 and opened in 1858 from Rhymney, via Walnut Tree Junction, to Cardiff.


A curved 7-bay viaduct of snecked rock-faced stone. Piers have wide splays to round arches with impost bands. The 3 piers to the N end, and the N abutment, have tie rods to the spandrels, with square plates. The abutments have shallow buttresses. A projecting band is below the parapet, which has rock-faced copings and terminates with simple rectangular piers slightly splayed out. The deck is laid with a double track.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a visually imposing and fine work of C19 civil engineering.

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