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Site Details

NPRN 34971

Map Reference SO32SW

Grid Reference SO33292115

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Crucorney


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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