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Latitude: 51.6404 / 51°38'25"N
Longitude: -3.0267 / 3°1'35"W
OS Eastings: 329051
OS Northings: 194006
OS Grid: ST290940
Mapcode National: GBR J4.7WZ6
Mapcode Global: VH7B5.H19B
Entry Name: Aqueduct over Dowlais Brook on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, partly in Cwmbran Central Community
Listing Date: 30 September 2003
Last Amended: 30 September 2003
Source ID: 81859
Location: On the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal some 200m S of Two Locks Road in Cwmbran.
Built-Up Area: Cwmbran
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Late C18 aqueduct carrying the Monmouthshire Canal over the Dowlais Brook. The Monmouthshire Canal which was a prime factor in the industrial development of the Gwent Valleys and was built by Thomas Dadford Junior, 1792-9. The canal ran between Newport and Pontnewynydd, with a branch between Crindau and Crumlin.
Canal aqueduct over river, two tunnels of squared stone with segmental arched openings each side of canal. High stone embanking walls without parapets but with triangular piers on each side of and between tunnels. Piers have sloping tops and stop approximately 1m below top of wall. Abutments are splayed each side. Arches have stone voussoirs with raised keystones and walling is of squared stone laid in courses. River on downstream side is paved for some 6m with squared stone blocks terminating in low weir.
Included a substantial masonry feature on an important late C18 canal which was a prime factor in the industrial development of the Gwent Valleys.
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