GROSMONT RAILWAY

Site Details



NPRN
34971
Map Reference
SO32SW
Grid Reference
SO33292115
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Crucorney
Type of Site
TRAMWAY EMBANKMENT
Broad Class
Transport
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description

Grosmont Railway opened 1818-19 from Llanvihangel to Llangua as 3ft 6in (110 cm) plateway. It was engineered by J Hodgkinson. At Monmouth Cap, the site of the end-on junction with the Hereford Railway, the tram road stables survive. The name of the location comes from the necessary tavern at the horse-changing point and commemorates the County's long-time major industry.

A circa 360m length of tramroad embankment, running WSW-ENE from SO33142110 to SO33492123, is broken by a bridgeless stream crossing where a culvert is depicted on the Ordnance Survey County Series (Monmouth. IV.13 1881). There are stone sleepers in situ. The site is recorded on RCAHMW aerial photograph 945074/49.

RCAHMW, 29 June 2011.

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

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