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Canal bridge S of Tamplin Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantarnam, Torfaen

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Latitude: 51.6212 / 51°37'16"N

Longitude: -3.0194 / 3°1'9"W

OS Eastings: 329526

OS Northings: 191864

OS Grid: ST295918

Mapcode National: GBR J4.9570

Mapcode Global: VH7B5.MJ42

Entry Name: Canal bridge S of Tamplin Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Listing Date: 30 September 2003

Last Amended: 30 September 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81866

Location: Situated some 170m S of Tamplin Lock on the S side of Pentre Lane.

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. Tamplin Lock to the N is one of the Llantarnam flight of three locks S of Cwmbran.


Hump-backed canal bridge, rubblestone with single segmental arch of dressed sandstone voussoirs and low parapets with flat coping. Abutments splay outwards on each side. Former tow path passed under
bridge on W side.

Reasons for Listing

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

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