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Section of former Carmarthenshire Railway, Felinfoel

A Scheduled Monument in Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7072 / 51°42'25"N

Longitude: -4.1475 / 4°8'50"W

OS Eastings: 251713

OS Northings: 203118

OS Grid: SN517031

Mapcode National: GBR GT.8D32

Mapcode Global: VH4JT.2C74

Entry Name: Section of former Carmarthenshire Railway, Felinfoel

Scheduled Date: 17 January 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1449

Cadw Legacy ID: CM274

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Railway

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig)

Built-Up Area: Llanelli

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument consists of the remains of a nineteenth century railway system, in particular, a section of original formation of the Carmarthenshire Railway. The formation is sinuous, following the contours along a steep slope, with small scale rock cutting on the uphill side and stone revetments on the downhill. A dry stone boundary wall survives as a parapet above the slope.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the development of industrial transportation in the nineteenth century. The track bed, embankments and revetments may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to construction techniques and functional detail. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It begins where the tramroad route leaves the railway line at the west end of the Lliedi dam, and extends southwards for approximately 250m to the north side of a stream culvert on the railway. The western boundary follows the outer edge of the tramroad cutting, then the fence of the railway. The eastern boundary follows and includes the revetment on its downhill side.

Source: Cadw

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