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Bridge over Neath Canal at Abergarwed Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Resolven, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.7059 / 51°42'21"N

Longitude: -3.7148 / 3°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 281606

OS Northings: 202190

OS Grid: SN816021

Mapcode National: GBR H6.3QBQ

Mapcode Global: VH5GH.KDH2

Entry Name: Bridge over Neath Canal at Abergarwed Lock

Listing Date: 15 December 2003

Last Amended: 15 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82268

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the Neath Canal some 150m S of Abergarwed.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Neath

Community: Resolven (Resolfen)

Community: Resolven

Locality: Abergarwed

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Late C18 tail-lock bridge over the Neath Canal. The canal was originally planned from Pontneddfechan to Neath and was started in 1791 with Thomas Dadford Junior as General Surveyor. Thomas Sheasby replaced him in mid 1792 and the Neath Canal was completed in 1795. By 1799 the canal had been extended to the Giant's Grave near Briton Ferry.


Hump-backed canal bridge, built into former canal lock to NE. Rubble stone with single segmental arch of dressed sandstone voussoirs. Parapets with cement coping splayed out to N, the S ends decayed.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special historic interest as a tail-lock bridge retaining its character on this important C18 canal.

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