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Canal bridge at Drapers Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantarnam, Torfaen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6252 / 51°37'30"N

Longitude: -3.0206 / 3°1'14"W

OS Eastings: 329445

OS Northings: 192318

OS Grid: ST294923

Mapcode National: GBR J4.8YQ6

Mapcode Global: VH7B5.LDGY

Entry Name: Canal bridge at Drapers Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Listing Date: 30 September 2003

Last Amended: 30 September 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81861

Location: On the S side of Drapers Lock some 150m N of Pentre Lane.

County: Torfaen

Town: Cwmbran

Community: Llantarnam

Community: Llantarnam

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 a branch between Crindau and Crumlin. Drapers Lock is one of the Llantarnam flight of three locks S of Cwmbran.

Exterior

Slightly hump-backed canal bridge, built into canal lock to N. Rubblestone with single segmental arch of dressed sandstone voussoirs and horizontal parapets with flat coping. Abutments splay outwards on each side to square piers.

Reasons for Listing

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

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