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Bridge over Tennant Canal N of former Mines Royal Copper Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Clydach, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6597 / 51°39'35"N

Longitude: -3.833 / 3°49'58"W

OS Eastings: 273307

OS Northings: 197252

OS Grid: SS733972

Mapcode National: GBR H1.6QKX

Mapcode Global: VH4K5.HKZ0

Entry Name: Bridge over Tennant Canal N of former Mines Royal Copper Works

Listing Date: 22 December 2003

Last Amended: 22 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82341

Building Class: Transport

Location: Crossing the Tennant Canal just NE of the road through Neath Abbey Business Park.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Neath

Community: Dyffryn Clydach

Community: Dyffryn Clydach

Locality: Neath Abbey

Built-Up Area: Neath

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Bridge over the canal probably to former Mines Royal Copper Works and possibly contemporary with the building of the canal in 1821. Later the roadway raised by infilling between parapets in concrete creating a flat deck probably for a tramroad although not marked as such on the OS First Edition of 1884.

Exterior

Bridge, rubble stone with some blocks of furnace slag. single segmental arch with sandstone voussoirs. Rubble parapets with slag coping blocks. Roadway infilled in concrete and raised some 60cm above parapet copings. Slag copings on E side are to a quarter-round profile.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historic transport interest as an early C19 canal bridge modified to accommodate a tramroad.

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