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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
Source ID: 81862
Location: On the S side of Rachels Lock some 170m S of Hollybush Way.
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
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.
Included for historic transport interest as a late C18 canal bridge retaining its character.
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