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Park Bridge (Canal Bridge No 112)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8455 / 51°50'43"N

Longitude: -3.1397 / 3°8'22"W

OS Eastings: 321585

OS Northings: 216938

OS Grid: SO215169

Mapcode National: GBR F0.TXH0

Mapcode Global: VH6CH.JWJ3

Entry Name: Park Bridge (Canal Bridge No 112)

Listing Date: 21 October 1998

Last Amended: 21 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20698

Building Class: Transport

Location: The bridge carries a footpath over the canal and links Llangattock Park with fields beyond. Located 0.3km SE of Park Farm.

County: Powys

Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)

Community: Llangattock

Locality: Llangattock Park

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

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.

Exterior

Single-span hump-backed bridge of rubble sandstone, with segmental arch with voussoirs and continuous parapets. The parapets are slightly splayed with square end piers. The copings are mainly of upright stones with some flat stone replacements. Concrete deck.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as one of a group of well-preserved original Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal bridges.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llwmus Bridge (Canal Bridge No 113)
    The bridge links Llangattock Park with the fields beyond. Located 0.3km SW of Park Farm.
  • II Pen-pedair-heol Bridge (Canal Bridge No 110)
    The bridge carries a lane which runs S from the B4558 towards the Mynydd Llangattock. It is 100m NW of Pen-Pedair-Heol Farm.
  • II Llangattock Park House
    Set within Llangattock Park which is situated on the SE side of the village. The house is towards the S end of the park. A nursing home adjoins to the SW, partly occupying former outbuildings.
  • II Stop Lock, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
    The stop lock is between Dark Bridge and Pen-pedair-heol Bridge (Canal Bridges Nos 109 and 110), 0.15km NE of Pen-Pedair-Heol Farm.
  • II Lower Yard Bridge (Canal Bridge No 114)
    The bridge carries a lane which runs SW from Llangattock village towards the Llangattock quarries. It is 0.8km from the Church. Llangattock Wharf is located between bridges Nos 114 and 115.
  • II Bethesda Chapel
    Located in a prominent position in the fork of two roads, between the centre of Llangattock village and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
  • II Limekiln
    Located between Lower and Upper Yard Bridges (Canal Bridges Nos 114 and 115) on the W side of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal; to S of the large bank of limekilns at Llangattock Wharf.
  • II Pen-y-Pentre (aka The Old Factory House)
    Located in a prominent position in Llangattock village, at the fork of 2 roads and opposite and to the N of Bethesda Chapel. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is a short distance to the SW.

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