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Grosmont Railway

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1812 This was a continuation of the Llanvihangel Railway in the Hereford direction as far as the 12th milestone from that city. It was sanctioned on May 20th, 1812, by 52 Geo. III., c. 107. [1]

1818-9 Construction of the 7 mile plateway, engineered by John Hodgkinson on a gauge of 3ft 6ins. It extended the Llanvihangel Railway to Monmouth Cap (the name of this location comes from the tavern at this horse-changing point).

1829 the Hereford Railway joined the Grosmont Railway end-on at Monmouth Cap.

1846 the lines were absorbed by the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway


A circa 360m length of tramroad embankment, running WSW-ENE from SO33142110 to SO33492123, is broken by a bridgeless stream crossing where a culvert is depicted on the Ordnance Survey County Series (Monmouth. IV.13 1881). There are stone sleepers in situ. The site is recorded on RCAHMW aerial photograph 945074/49.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/08/01
  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990