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Latitude: 51.9444 / 51°56'39"N
Longitude: -3.3882 / 3°23'17"W
OS Eastings: 304678
OS Northings: 228231
OS Grid: SO046282
Mapcode National: GBR YP.MN60
Mapcode Global: VH6BZ.7D58
Entry Name: Former Canal Weights & Measures Office at Canal Basin
Listing Date: 21 January 1997
Last Amended: 4 November 2005
Source ID: 18110
Building Class: Transport
Location: On N side of canal basin; to W of new bridge over canal, and opposite Theatre.
Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)
Built-Up Area: Brecon
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Formerly the weights and measures office at Brecon Canal Basin. The Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal, built from 1793, reached Brecon in 1800, and the building may date from then, but is known to have been in existence by 1834.
Two storey tower-like building in grey rubble, limewashed, with pyramidal slate roof; brick chimney to NE corner. Camber-headed windows (brick arches) to each side to first floor at differing levels. On ground floor, doorway to NW side. Restored small-pane sash windows.
Remains of fireplace on first floor.
Believed to be only surviving building (apart from bridges) in Brecon from early period of Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal, and a rare example of weighing and measuring office.
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