River Lock and bridges at Red Jacket Pill. (Trowmans Hole)

Recorded name: Red Jacket Pill. 1888-1913 from the National Library of Scotland. Map

River Lock at Red Jacket Pill
River Lock at Red Jacket Pill 2021.

River Lock and attached bridges at Red Jacket Pill
A Grade II Listed Building in Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc), Neath Port Talbot

River Lock and attached bridges at Red Jacket Pill
River Lock and attached bridges at Red Jacket Pill. Picture: 1930’s – Old Neath & District in Pictures Vol 3 by Neath Antiquarian Society

October 23, 1869 The Brecon County Times – Fatal Accident at Briton Ferry. An inquest was held on Monday at Briton Ferry, on the body of a seaman named Philip Cundy. It appeared from the evidence of Captain Scantleburg, master of the schooner Thomas, that he was taking the usual steps to put his vessel into the Red Jacket Pill, and the deceased went out on the bowprit to furl the jib, the wind blowing very strong at the time. A man named Wilcox went to assist him. In a few moments Wilcox called out that Cundy was overboard, and the mate at once put off in a boat to look after him. He sank, however, at once, and his body was found on Saturday evening with a large mark on the back of the head, caused, it appears, by his head coming in contact with the slag lining of the pill. Wilcox gave corroborative evidence; and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the evidence. The Brecon County Times. National Library of Wales. Archive