Site description the llanfoist wharf complex consists of a road tunnel nprn 34951 under the brecknock and abergavenny canal nprn 85124 a wharf nprn 34553 warehouse nprn 34548 wharf cottage nprn 34979 and the terminus of two tramroad inclines hill s tramroad nprn 85860 connected by a bridge nprn 85229 over the canal. Today the wharf is part of the unesco world heritage site covering the blaenavon industrial landscape.
The leafy oasis of llanfoist wharf is where the world heritage site meets the monmouthshire brecon canal.
Llanfoist wharf. This peaceful spot on the monmouthshire brecon canal was once a bustling place where a tramroad carried goods to and from the wharf which is across the canal from the towpath. Llanfoist wharf boathouse beacon park boats is a grade ii listed building in llanfoist abergavenny monmouthshire wales. B a malaws rcahmw 23 august 1995.
Small car park on the side of the old railway line on the western edge of llanfoist village. If you cross beneath the canal it s possible to follow tram road tracks up into the hills and join the circular. On the monmouthshire and brecon canal between wooden bridge no 91 footpath to llanellen a quarter of a mile 1 mile and 5 furlongs to the southeast and govilon wharf 1 mile and 1 furlongs to the west.
The site is a pedestrian and cycle access point to the old railway line and by foot to the iron mountain trail from llanfoist wharf through the blaenavon industrial landscape world heritage site. The llanfoist fawr primary school moved to a new location in the barratt estate ffordd yr. It s hard to imagine this historic wharf was once a flurry of activity and this canal a busy export route to newport.
Llanfoist wharf at a very picturesque location a quarter of the way up the blorenge is now owned by a narrowboat hire company. A llanfoist wharf was built to transfer pig iron arriving on the tramway from blorange onto the canal for shipment to newport docks and thence around the world. The village has a church hall situated on the merthyr road which holds public liability insurance.
See why it was listed view it on a map see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. It is now the base for a canal holiday hire boat operation b the white cottage not a holiday let was once home the the wharfinger who managed the wharf. Llanfoist wharf is a village.