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Bridge over Neath Canal at Farmer's Arms Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Resolven, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7133 / 51°42'48"N

Longitude: -3.7029 / 3°42'10"W

OS Eastings: 282449

OS Northings: 202995

OS Grid: SN824029

Mapcode National: GBR H7.37B7

Mapcode Global: VH5GH.R6TD

Entry Name: Bridge over Neath Canal at Farmer's Arms Lock

Listing Date: 15 December 2003

Last Amended: 15 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82269

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the Neath Canal at Farmer's Arms some 250m W of the roundabout on the A465 at Resolven.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Neath

Community: Resolven (Resolfen)

Community: Resolven

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

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.

Exterior

Canal bridge, built into former canal lock to NE. Rubble stone with single segmental arch of dressed sandstone voussoirs. Parapets with cement coping longer on SW side and the SE ends dip to path level.

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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