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Cefn Canal Bridge over Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Rogerstone, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5914 / 51°35'29"N

Longitude: -3.0422 / 3°2'31"W

OS Eastings: 327900

OS Northings: 188574

OS Grid: ST279885

Mapcode National: GBR J3.BZFY

Mapcode Global: VH7BC.782C

Entry Name: Cefn Canal Bridge over Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Listing Date: 23 July 2003

Last Amended: 23 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81339

Location: On the N side of Rogerstone taking Cwm Lane over the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Rogerstone (Tŷ-du)

Community: Rogerstone

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Late C18 canal bridge on the Monmouthshire Canal which was a prime factor in the industrial development of the Gwent Valleys. Built by Thomas Dadford Junior, 1792-9, the canal ran between Newport and Pontnewynydd, with this branch between Crindau and Crumlin.

Exterior

Hump-backed canal bridge, built into canal lock to W. Rubblestone with single segmental arch of dressed sandstone voussoirs and parapets with flat coping. Tarmac deck. Cast-iron plate above arch on E side with raised white-painted lettering 'CEFN No. 6 BRIDGE'.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historic transport interest as a late C18 canal bridge retaining its character.

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