BRECKNOCK AND ABERGAVENNY CANAL: GILWERN EMBANKMENT, GILWERN

Site Details



NPRN
34371
Map Reference
SO21SW
Grid Reference
SO24401447
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Brecknockshire
Community
Llanelly
Type of Site
AQUEDUCT
Broad Class
Transport
Period
Post Medieval;18th Century

Site Description


The 80ft (24m) high Gilwern Embankment carries the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal (nprn 85124) over the Clydach Gorge; completed in 1792, it is one of the largest earthworks on a canal in Wales. The north end of the bank is pierced by a tunnel carrying the Glangrwyne section of the Clydach Railroad (nprn 276001).

RCAHMW, 01 Novembver 2007.

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