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NEATH ABBEY IRONWORKS DAM AT CWM CLYDACH
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01017w Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Dyffryn Clydach Unitary authority : Neath Port Talbot NGR : SS73899878 Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Dam Status : Scheduled Monument , listed building II
Summary : Stone dam across the River Clydach, constructed to impound water in the Cwm Clydach Pond for the Neath Abbey ironworks to the south.
Description : Stone dam across the River Clydach, constructed to impound water in the Cwm Clydach Pond for use in the Neath Abbey ironworks (PRN 00845w), 1km downstream to the south. The south (dry) side of the dam stands to an impressive height, at an angle c c75 degrees. It is constructed from high-quality masonry, with three buttressses extending upwards for most of its height. There are two circular openings in base and for the outfall from the sluices. A minor roadway runs along the top
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