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Bont Fawr Aqueduct

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at Pontrhydyfen, Neath, Port Talbot

The Grade II* masonry Bont Fawr Aqueduct was built by John Reynolds in 1824-7 to serve the waterwheel at Oakwood Ironworks, immediately south of Pontrhydyfen. See British Listed Buildings entry.

At some point the water course was filled in, and was apparently used by a railway or tramway. The aqueduct now carries a footpath and is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.

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