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Weighbridge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys

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Latitude: 51.8936 / 51°53'37"N

Longitude: -3.2887 / 3°17'19"W

OS Eastings: 311414

OS Northings: 222459

OS Grid: SO114224

Mapcode National: GBR YT.QWBX

Mapcode Global: VH6C6.YN7Q

Entry Name: Weighbridge Cottage

Listing Date: 30 January 2006

Last Amended: 30 January 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87471

Building Class: Transport

Location: South of canal, on line of old tramway. Reached via lane to W of White Hart Inn.

County: Powys

Community: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)

Community: Talybont-on-Usk

Built-Up Area: Talybont-on-Usk

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Built either circa 1815, or as an additional weighbridge house circa 1820. Formerly a weighbridge house for the Brinore (or Brynoer) Tramroad built 1814-15. Plans for 2 toll-houses on the tramroad were approved on 13 June 1815, and in 1820, users requested the building of an additional weighbridge. The building shares stylistic features with the former 'Counting House' of the tramroad also at Tal-y-Bont (Grid Ref 311760 222350).


Two-storey cottage facing line of former tramroad. Brown stone; modern corrugated roof to right hand section with small Gothic window at upper level; on ground floor, to L, camber-headed doorway with boarded door to L, and to R, a Gothic window. Small Gothic window in R return.
To L, roofless section with fireplace to rear and large rectangular chimney; doorway to L return.

Reasons for Listing

Building from the second decade of the C19 listed for its historic interest as one of the few upstanding buildings associated with the Brinore Tramroad.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II White Hart Bridge (Canal Bridge No.143) including attached retaining wall
    In the centre of Talybont village, to the rear of the White Hart Public House.
  • II Talybont Aqueduct (Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal)
    In the centre of Talybont-on-Usk, NW of the White Hart Public House and spanning the Caerfanell River, a tributary of the River Usk.
  • II White Hart Inn
    Occupying a prominent position in the centre of the village and backing onto the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal at a higher level; the Caerfanell River and aqueduct adjacent to W, and the former rail
  • II Pair of railway bridges over road and canal at Talybont
    In the centre of Talybont village, close to the White Hart Inn and parallel with Afon Caerfanell, carrying the disused railway line over the B4558 and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
  • II The Star Inn
    In the centre of Talybont village, backing onto the canal, with the canal aqueduct and River Caerfanell bordering the garden.
  • II Former skittle alley and tea-room
    In the centre of Talybont village, backing onto the canal, near the Star Inn and opposite Gileston Mill.
  • II* Gileston Mill aka Talybont Mill
    In the centre of Talybont Village, just N of the main street, adjacent to Afon Caerfanell, reached by a narrow lane with Talybont Farm adjacent NW.
  • II Brynhyfryd
    Overlooking the canal on the E border of Talybont village and reached by a drive adjacent to the canal bridge and the limekilns.

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