The Welsh Assembly Government
Make a comment
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Cymraeg Cymorth English Help
OS 1st Edition Map Opacity

This Coflein mapping site is being shut down on Monday 3 December. It is being replaced by a mapping service on the main Coflein site at

Bydd y wefan fapio Coflein hon yn cael ei chau i lawr ar Ddydd Llun 3 Rhagfyr. Bydd gwasanaeth mapio ar brif wefan Coflein yn yn cymryd ei lle.

Go To

This enables you to zoom quickly to a predefined map area. The gazetteer is derived from Ordnance Survey data. It does NOT search the Coflein database - you should use the Search tab to do this. Search for a Placename below and the map will display the location(s). If there is more than one result click on the one that best matches your search to zoom directly to the location.


Site Details

Map Reference
Grid Reference
Unitary (Local) Authority
Old County
Type of Site
Broad Class
Post Medieval

Site Description
A long double-inclined tramroad visible from a considerable distance; a prominent feature in the landscape. The S incline runs uphill from New Pit to the SW towards the NE. At the SW end it joins tramroad (nprn 260327). They continue westwards as (260303). At the lower SW end, the tramroad is in poor condition; deeply rutted with exposed black soil and stone.

Just N of the apex, the incline is in a deep cutting, 2-3m deep with much spoil, especially on the S side. The modern opencast has cut through it, leaving it suspended in mid air.

The N incline is less well preserved. A section approximately 150m long has been cut away by the mid C20 opencast, beyond which the line is partly eroded on the E side by a modern stream, while immediately S of the minor road to Pwll Du that cuts across the incline, at SO 2461 1144, are 2 cut & cover concrete culverts. On the N side of the Pwll Du road the incline can be seen within a shallow cutting E of the Lamb & Fox, and terminates with a wall built across it. Beyond this point the formner course of the incline can be discerned as parallel with a surviving track (nprn 260618) and descending to Hills' Tramroad (nprn 91644), at which point there is now a small pond (nprn 260619).
© Crown Copyright 2018