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Latitude: 51.6364 / 51°38'11"N
Longitude: -3.0252 / 3°1'30"W
OS Eastings: 329144
OS Northings: 193566
OS Grid: ST291935
Mapcode National: GBR J4.83RP
Mapcode Global: VH7B5.J41C
Entry Name: Canal bridge at Top Lock on Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
Listing Date: 30 September 2003
Last Amended: 30 September 2003
Source ID: 81864
Location: On the S side of Top Lock some 100m N of Hollybush Way.
Built-Up Area: Cwmbran
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. Top Lock is the N most 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 repaired in cement in C20. 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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