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CWM LLANWENARTH BRIDGE, BAILEY'S (GOVILON) TRAMROAD, GOVILON

Site Details


NPRN 34949

Map Reference SO21SE

Grid Reference SO25971335

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Llanfoist Fawr

Type of Site BRIDGE

Broad Class Transport

Period Post Medieval

Site Description Bailey's Tramroad Bridge is a fine round-arched stone bridge with a high curved causeway on the western approach. It was built in 1821 to carry the 4ft2in route from Nant-y-Glo Ironworks to Govilon canal wharf.

The tramroad which approaches the bridge, for about 100 metres each side, is terraced into the valley sides and is wide enough for double track, whereas the bridge itself is of single track width.
At a site visit by B.A. Malaws on 21 September 1999 the bridge was noted as being heavily overgrown.

Claire Parry, RCAHMW, 21 July 2011.

Source:
A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003

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