A WALL in Abersychan has collapsed onto a main road - destroying several gardens.

The retaining wall, backing onto Union Street (B4246) in the town, appears to have buckled from the pressure of saturated soil from the gardens above.

Around four gardens are thought to be affected, with portions of fence which were originally atop the wall now strewn among the rubble.

South Wales Argus: Picture: Chris TewPicture: Chris Tew


The wall collapsed overnight last night into this morning - luckily no one was hurt and no cars damaged on the road.

South Wales Argus: The wall on Union Street, before the collapse Picture: GoogleThe wall on Union Street, before the collapse Picture: Google

A Natural Resources Wales (NRW) spokesperson said: "It looks like the wall has collapsed, most likely, due to the age of the wall and possibly the increased pressure and weight from the water in the soil."

However, NRW said that they do not have any adjacent land or assets and so maintenance of the wall was not within their jurisdiction.

Torfaen County Borough Council have also been contacted for further information.