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Canal bridge at Tredegar Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantarnam, Torfaen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6275 / 51°37'39"N

Longitude: -3.022 / 3°1'19"W

OS Eastings: 329355

OS Northings: 192572

OS Grid: ST293925

Mapcode National: GBR J4.8QL3

Mapcode Global: VH7B5.KCR6

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

Listing Date: 30 September 2003

Last Amended: 30 September 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81865

Location: On the S side of Tredegar Lock some 400m 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. Tredegar Lock is the N most 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, those on the W side in a deteriorating condition.

Reasons for Listing

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

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