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Ynysmeudwy Ganol Overbridge on Swansea Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontardawe, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.7294 / 51°43'45"N

Longitude: -3.8366 / 3°50'11"W

OS Eastings: 273257

OS Northings: 205009

OS Grid: SN732050

Mapcode National: GBR H1.29P4

Mapcode Global: VH4JS.GS3L

Entry Name: Ynysmeudwy Ganol Overbridge on Swansea Canal

Listing Date: 13 March 2003

Last Amended: 13 March 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80994

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated on the Swansea Canal between the Ynysmeudwy Uchaf and Ynysmeuwy Isaf overbridges some 1.4km NE of the centre of Pontardawe.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Swansea

Community: Pontardawe

Community: Pontardawe

Locality: Ynysmeudwy

Built-Up Area: Pontardawe

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Canal bridge, late C18, over the Swansea Canal. The 16-mile Swansea Canal was opened in 1798 to Hen Neuadd, Abercraf, declined after the railway opened in 1852 and closed in 1931.


Canal overbridge, rubble stone single arch bridge. Segmental arch with tooled cut stone voussoirs. Abutments curve out each side to square end piers. To N the parapet has been extended past the end piers. Parapets and piers have cement rounded copings.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an intact canal overbridge apparently of the late C18.

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