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Milepost on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Rogerstone, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5913 / 51°35'28"N

Longitude: -3.0426 / 3°2'33"W

OS Eastings: 327869

OS Northings: 188568

OS Grid: ST278885

Mapcode National: GBR J3.BZ8T

Mapcode Global: VH7BC.68VF

Entry Name: Milepost on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Listing Date: 23 July 2003

Last Amended: 23 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81341

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the N side of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal just W of Cefn canal bridge.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Rogerstone (Tŷ-du)

Community: Rogerstone

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Late C18 or early C19 cast iron milepost on the Crumlin branch of the Monmouthshire Canal. Built by Thomas Dadford Junior 1792-9, the canal ran between Newport and Pontnewynydd, with this branch between Crindau and Crumlin. This milepost has been resited having probably been orginally located near Culvert Cottage to the W.

Exterior

Milepost, black painted cast iron, approximately 85cm high. Large circle with raised lettering in centre with raised lettering above and below. Rectangle with raised lettering at ground level. Lettering and raised surrounds are white painted and read from top 'POTTER STREET LOCK 4 MILES M.C.Co.'.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historic transport interest on a canal which was a prime factor in the industrial development of the Gwent Valleys.

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