|Bob Trett has sent this information about the triangular patch
of land that was not built on below the railway line. He says: "This is because it had been acquired for the Newport
and Usk Railway Company (est 1865) to construct a line diverging
from the Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport line, and crossing the
Afon Lwyd at Pont Sadwrn. You can still see the railway bridge
footings from the present road bridge. The Southern side of the
white triangle marks the line of the railway. However the Newport
and Usk line was never completed. Railways had had their hey-day!"