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Aqueduct on Dowlais Free Drainage System

A Grade II Listed Building in Pant, Merthyr Tydfil

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Latitude: 51.7664 / 51°45'59"N

Longitude: -3.3427 / 3°20'33"W

OS Eastings: 307440

OS Northings: 208380

OS Grid: SO074083

Mapcode National: GBR YR.ZTQQ

Mapcode Global: VH6CS.0VQQ

Entry Name: Aqueduct on Dowlais Free Drainage System

Listing Date: 11 March 2003

Last Amended: 11 March 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80964

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Pant

Community: Pant

Locality: Pengarnddu

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Aqueduct built 1860/1865 on Dowlais Free Drainage System to carry watercourse to nearby reservoir over access way to common.


Aqueduct, grey stone, segmental arch approximately 2.4m high and 1.4m span with stone voussoirs. Angled wing-walls and buttresses in stone with soffit in red brick. Parapets repaired with cement. Watercourse some 1m wide lined with brick. Tunnel some 4m long, the N side being part buried in overburden in 1979.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as part of the historically important Dowlais Free Drainage System.

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  • II Mile Post
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  • II White Gate Road Bridge and Aqueduct
    Some 100m N of the reservoir on the N side of the Heads of the Valley road and just W of the grid sub station at Pengarnddu.
  • II* Former Guest Memorial Library
    On the NW side of the High Street at the SW side of its junction with Gwernllyn Road.
  • II Industrial building at former Ivor Works
    Situated on the S side of the site of the former Ivor Iron Works just N of Ivor Street.
  • II* Dowlais Works Blast Engine House
    Situated on the SE side of the High Street some 150m SW of the former Guest Memorial Library.
  • II Dowlais Works Stables
    On the NW side of Upper Union Street facing down the slope to the High Street and the former location of the Dowlais Iron Works.
  • II Stables House
    Situated just to the NW and rear of Dowlais Works Stables between Upper Union Street and Ivor Street.

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