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BRITON FERRY DOCK

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01972w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Site Type : Dock
Period : Post-Medieval
Community : Briton Ferry
NGR : SS73709370
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
The dock was designed by Brunel and incorporates the only surviving example of his experimental buoyant lock gate system. Built between 1858-61 the dock consists of an outer tidal basin and an inner floating basin.

Description :
Built between 1858-61 to designed by Brunel. Dock consists of an outer tidal basin, with a total area of about 7.5 acres, and an inner floating basin of about 11 acres. Entry to the basin was through a single lock gate. The gate is the only surviving example of Brunel's experimental work in the development of buoyant lock gates.

Sources :
02/MM Desc Text/Cadw/1991/AM107
03/MM Desc Text/Cadw/1994/Scheduled Monument Consent
01/MM Record Sheet/RCAHM/1982
04/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file
05/Desc Text/Cadw/Application for Scheduled Monument Consent/2007 Copy in further information file.

Events :
E001377 : Waterfronts in Southeast Wales:phase 2 (year : 2005)
E002286 : Neath Estuary (Improvement Scheme) DBA (year : 1997)

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