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Latitude: 51.8614 / 51°51'40"N
Longitude: -3.1575 / 3°9'27"W
OS Eastings: 320384
OS Northings: 218719
OS Grid: SO203187
Mapcode National: GBR YZ.SZ9V
Mapcode Global: VH6CH.7G2Y
Entry Name: Folly Bridge (Canal Bridge No 119)
Listing Date: 21 October 1998
Last Amended: 21 October 1998
Source ID: 20695
Building Class: Transport
Location: The bridge carries a trackway and footpath NW from the hamlet of Dardy into woodland owned by the Glanusk Estate.
Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal was proposed in 1792 to connect the Upper Usk valley to the Monmouthshire Canal at Pontymoile and from there to the sea at Newport. The middle section of the canal, between Gilwern and Talybont and including Llangattock, was cut between 1797 and 1799. The upper section between Talybont and Brecon opened in 1800, both sections being engineered by Thomas Dadford. The lower section between Gilwern and Pontymoile was completed in 1812 and was engineered by William Crosley. The canal was sold to the Monmouthshire Canal Company in 1865, which was later incorporated into the Great Western Railway. The last toll was taken on the canal in 1933 and it was finally abandoned in 1962. The canal, renamed the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, has been undergoing restoration since 1964, and is currently used by pleasure craft.
This bridge lies within the section constructed by Thomas Dadford between 1797 and 1799.
Single-span hump-backed bridge of rubble sandstone, with asymmetrical segmental arch and continuous parapets. The arch has thin voussoirs and keystones. The parapets are splayed with square end piers. The copings are mainly of upright stones.
Listed for its special interest as one of a group of well-preserved original Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal bridges.
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