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SE Ventilation Shaft to Morlais Tunnel

A Grade II Listed Building in Pant, Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7749 / 51°46'29"N

Longitude: -3.3614 / 3°21'41"W

OS Eastings: 306165

OS Northings: 209344

OS Grid: SO061093

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.Z8V8

Mapcode Global: VH6CR.PN97

Entry Name: SE Ventilation Shaft to Morlais Tunnel

Listing Date: 11 March 2003

Last Amended: 11 March 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80962

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated in a field some 50m N of Pant-Cad-Ivor Inn.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Pant

Community: Pant

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Later C19 large ventilation shaft, one of 3 to Morlais or Miler tunnel of 1879 on the London and North Western Railway. This railway, one of several in the Merthyr area, came from Abergavenny went through the tunnel to Pontsarn, Cefn Coed and eventually to Merthyr using the joint line with the Brecon and Merthyr Railway.

Exterior

Ventilation shaft to railway tunnel, circular, red brick with battered sides and raised brick square labels under brick top band, itself under sandstone coping carrying shallow-domed iron protective grille. Bricks are laid in alternate courses of headers and stretchers.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of an exceptional group of distinctive railway structures from the industrial history of the area.

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