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Porth-Gain to Abereiddi Tramway

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Map ReferenceSM83SW
Grid ReferenceSM8098031500
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPembrokeshire
Old CountyPembrokeshire
PeriodPost Medieval
A tramway, marked as such on the 1907 25 inch OS map. It connects the main quarry pit at Abereiddi (now a tidal pool) with the hoppers above the harbour at Porthgain. The section of the tramway at the W nearest the quarry pit connects with the processing works and lift (NPRN 420607) above the pit. Here there are the remains of sleeper beams each about 1.2m long. the trackway itself being about 2.5m wide. Further E the line continues to a water tank (NGR SM8115 3262) where it veers SE and splits into two branches (possibly three) to terminate above the hoppers at Porthgain. There are no surviving rails. Trucks were initially pulled by horses but later by steam locomotives. 30m above OD.
John Latham RCAHMW 18 November 2014.

A c.3.14km tramway running between Porth-gain & Abereiddi industrial complexes (Nprn33206, 101219).
Portrayed as intact, but disused by OS County series (Pembroke. VIII.14; XV.1 1889).
J.Wiles 13.04.04