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Canal bridge at Shop Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantarnam, Torfaen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6317 / 51°37'54"N

Longitude: -3.0236 / 3°1'24"W

OS Eastings: 329250

OS Northings: 193044

OS Grid: ST292930

Mapcode National: GBR J4.8J4J

Mapcode Global: VH7B5.J7XY

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

Listing Date: 30 September 2003

Last Amended: 30 September 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81863

Location: On the S side of Shop Lock some 470m S of Hollybush Way.

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

Exterior

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, the NW side returning along the lock and incorporating two stone seats. Another seat has been built into the NW parapet.

Reasons for Listing

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

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