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Former Canal Weights & Measures Office at Canal Basin

A Grade II Listed Building in Brecon, Powys

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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

Plus Code: 9C3RWJV6+QP

Entry Name: Former Canal Weights & Measures Office at Canal Basin

Listing Date: 21 January 1997

Last Amended: 4 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18110

Building Class: Transport

Location: On N side of canal basin; to W of new bridge over canal, and opposite Theatre.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Community: Brecon

Built-Up Area: Brecon

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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