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Pensarn Canal Bridge over Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Rogerstone, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5911 / 51°35'28"N

Longitude: -3.0353 / 3°2'6"W

OS Eastings: 328377

OS Northings: 188540

OS Grid: ST283885

Mapcode National: GBR J4.BTG1

Mapcode Global: VH7BC.B8QK

Entry Name: Pensarn Canal Bridge over Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Listing Date: 23 July 2003

Last Amended: 23 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81342

Location: Just N of Pensarn Farm on the NE side of Rogerstone.

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 chamfered coping. Cast-iron plate above arch on E side with raised white-painted lettering 'PENSARN No. 5 BRIDGE'.

Reasons for Listing

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

Within the boundary of the 'Fourteen Locks, Monmouthshire Canal' Scheduled Ancient Monument MM184 (NPT).

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