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Tramway Embankment of Grosmont Railway

A Scheduled Monument in Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Latitude: 51.885 / 51°53'5"N

Longitude: -2.9704 / 2°58'13"W

OS Eastings: 333307

OS Northings: 221157

OS Grid: SO333211

Mapcode National: GBR F7.RHTF

Mapcode Global: VH78V.GWJC

Entry Name: Tramway Embankment of Grosmont Railway

Scheduled Date: 8 November 1976

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3139

Cadw Legacy ID: MM199

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Earthwork (unclassified)

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument consists of an earthwork or embankment, which carried the line of the Grosmont Railway across a broad shallow valley north of Llanvihangel Court. It comprises a steep sided bank 6m-8m high with a flat top around 2m wide. There are a number of sleeper stones still in place along the line of the embankment, many of which show the imprints of the chairs that would have held the rails in place. The Grosmont Railway was one of three interconnecting tramways running from Abergavenny to Hereford which opened in March 1814. The tramway closed in 1853 when it was replaced by the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of defensive, agricultural or settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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