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Canal bridge at Rachels Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantarnam, Torfaen

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Latitude: 51.6341 / 51°38'2"N

Longitude: -3.0251 / 3°1'30"W

OS Eastings: 329150

OS Northings: 193311

OS Grid: ST291933

Mapcode National: GBR J4.89SH

Mapcode Global: VH7B5.J633

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

Listing Date: 30 September 2003

Last Amended: 30 September 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81862

Location: On the S side of Rachels Lock some 170m S of Hollybush Way.

County: Torfaen

Town: Cwmbran

Community: Llantarnam

Community: Llantarnam

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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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. Rachels Lock is one of the Ty Coch flight of seven locks S of Cwmbran.


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

Reasons for Listing

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

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