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river scenery at the head of the Vale of Neath

F. J. North

river scenery at the head of the Vale of Neath

by F. J. North

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Published by National Museum of Wales in Cardiff .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby F.J. North.
SeriesStudies in the origin of the scenery of Wales
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19917874M

  BRITON-FERRY, a seaport in the mid-parliamentary division of Glamorganshire, Wales, on the eastern bank of the estuary of the Neath river in Swansea Bay, with stations on the Great Western and the Rhondda & Swansea Bay railways, being m. by rail from London. Pop. of urban district () The road starts at junction 43 of the M4 (which is an on-line upgrade of the A48) and is a fast dual carriageway running all the way up the Vale of Neath. Heading north-east, there are a couple of minor junctions providing access to local businesses in the Neath Abbey area. It then crosses over the A via a recent grade-separated junction (GSJ) which enables traffic to drive straight into.

Lisez gratuitement sur la version ZIP, PDF de Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science - October, Vol XX - No. Holyhead, pronounced Holly-head, is the largest town on Holy Island, just off the island of Anglesey in North Wales. Kidwelly Kidwelly has one of the best preserved castles in Wales standing on a steep ridge above the river. The Kidwelly Industrial Museum is the only place in Wales where you can see how tinplate was made by hand. Knighton.

At its southern end, the line connected to the Vale of Neath line of the Great Western Railway (GWR) at Joint Line Junction, just west of Quakers Yard High Level railway station. The line ran up the Vale of Merthyr, and at the northern end it connected to the Merthyr branch of the Vale of Neath .   History & Haunting of: Neath, South Wales, UK. Ghosts of Neath By Robert King The history of Neath and the surrounding area dates back to Roman times, so it is little wonder that this small Welsh town is teaming with all manner of ghosts, from the long dead monks that still wander among the ruins of Neath Abbey to the voices of ghostly miners to be found deep in the mountains.


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River scenery at the head of the Vale of Neath by F. J. North Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: North, Frederick John. River scenery at the head of the Vale of Neath. Cardiff: National Museum of Wales, F. North, SB, pp, The National Museum Of Wales () (Third Edition - revised and enlarged) It is intended to introduce the upper part of 'The Vale Of Neath' to those who do not already know it, and to add to the enjoyment of those to whom it is familiar by explaining the origin of the gorges, waterfalls and underground rivers which make the area unique.

The Melincourt is a spectacular waterfall dropping over a shear cliff 80 feet high on a tributary river of the Neath known as Melincourt Brook. The waterfall is also famous for being painted by Turner in The reserve in total covers 12 acres of upland broad-leaved woodland which ascends steeply from the narrow gorge of the Melincourt Brook%(16).

The Neath Valley is steeped in history and beautiful scenery and walking. The diversity of the area can see you enjoying the seaside, the mountains and the City within a couple of hours.

Indoor and outdoor activities are too numerous to mention and 5/5(30). Wales, constituent unit of the United Kingdom that forms a westward extension of the island of Great Britain. Its capital and main commercial and financial center is Cardiff.

Famed for its rugged landscape, Wales retains aspects of Celtic culture that are markedly different from those of its English neighbors. The Vale of Neath The River Neath, which enters the Bristol Channel at Swansea, has carved itself into the exposed carbon layers at a depth of about 1, feet, and in doing so, cut off the coal seams that in the 18th and 19th century lead to the development of heavy industry here.

A canal connecting the tidal part of the river Neath with the mouth of the Tawb, made inwas in connected with the Vale of Neath canal by means of an aqueduct across the Neath river, when also a small dock, Port Tennant (so named after its owner) or Salthouse Dock, was made near the east pier, and this continued to be used till Welcome to Neath.

Neath (Castell-Nedd)Â is located on the River Neath in South Wales, in the county of Neath and Port Talbot, approximately miles west of London and 9 miles north-east of Swansea. The town has a population of aro Suitably refreshed, head upstream around a wide plateau of rock, over another wooden footbridge and upwards.

Sgwd Ddwli Isaf (Lower Gushing Falls) soon appears – a no-nonsense fall that plunges straight down over a sudden step in the river’s rocky bed. A little. Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.

An on-line index to the book Old Neath & District in Pictures, volumes 1, 2 & 3 have been provided by Brian Wagstaffe.

A book titled The History of the Vale of Neath by D. Rhys Phillips,has been indexed by Brian Wagstaffe. The Vale of Neath Railway was hostile to the extension to Swansea, and a mixed gauge Swansea and Neath Railway was in any case being promoted at the same time.

The Bill was accordingly pared down to omit the Swansea extremity, and the name of the proposed company changed to the Neath and Brecon Railway. At Brecon it was to make arrangements. river Neath. The locations of both parishes in the Vale of Neath are shown in Figure 1, which is based on a modified contemporary map of the time.

4 Both ancient parishes are now in the county of Neath Port Talbot. In the early eighteenth century, Glamorgan was only partially industrialized, and inwhich is about the time the.

And of course, it’s not just about the coast: inland, Gower is an astonishingly varied landscape, teeming with flora and fauna you won’t want to miss. Try The Gower Way for a challenging trek across the Peninsula. Or head to the green ‘Waterfall Country’ of the Vale of Neath, just east of Swansea, to find completely different scenery.

Within the bay are two of the major estuaries of Glamorgan; from Port Talbot the first is the River Neath, which is protected by long breakwaters. The second is the Tawe, the central river of Swansea. Beyond the Tawe the bay sweeps for six miles before reaching Mumbles Head, its most westerly point.

Get this book in print A Poem Descriptive of the Scenery of That River castle grave green hate haunt heart heaven hills Kymin life's light lone lost in blue lov'd melody mind mingle moon mountain murmur ne'er neath night Note nought o'er pain pale perchance Petrarch Piercefield's repose rock scarce scene seem'd serene shade shroud shun.

The River Amman is truly beautiful and you can see Dippers in the waters and Buzzards and Kestrels overhead. The muddy little pond, although not pretty to look at, is teeming with mating frogs and toads in the spring and you can walk 3 miles along the various paths, some level and some quite steep, and see a variety of habitats.

Vale of Glamorgan is at the coastal belt of Glamorgan in. "The Vale" is bounded generally by Cardiff to the East, Bridgend to the West, the M4 to the North and the Bristol Channel to the South. The rolling green countryside on the South Wales coast between the capital city of Cardiff and Bridgend is the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.

A post-mortem examination report prepared by Dr John Williams heard how Mr Walters had died from blunt force trauma injuries and evidence from Dr Anthony Icke, of the Vale of Neath.

An attempt to depict the Vale of Neath in South Wales: a pictorial journey around the Vale of Neath as undertaken by William Weston Young in Salisbury: D Yersburgh, p. Young, William Weston. Guide to the Scenery and Beauties of Glyn Neath Bristol: John Wright & Co.

(sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne & Co. London)   Coniston sits at the head of Coniston Water; with the sun in the south, it is a five-mile sheet of shimmering silver. Two names stand out in the history of. Enquire about this book Related searches.

You might be interested in the following searches. THE RIVER CONWAY Written by Wilson MacArthur. Stock no. THE RIVER SCENERY AT THE HEAD OF THE VALE OF NEATH Written by F.J. North. Stock no. The striking character of the scenery, abounding with luxuriant verdure, is heightened by contrast with the sterile brow of a lofty mountain, marked with rocky declivities indented by numerous deep fissures, through which, after heavy rains or rapid thaws, the waters rush down in impetuous torrents, exhibiting a scene of grandeur and sublimity.

Tintern, on the banks of the River Wye, was only the second Cistercian foundation to be built in Britain. Admission is £ for adults, £ for a family ticket and £ for under 16s.