BRECKNOCK AND ABERGAVENNY CANAL: GILWERN EMBANKMENT, GILWERN
Map Reference SO21SW
Grid Reference SO24401447
Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire
Old County Brecknockshire
Type of Site AQUEDUCT
Broad Class TRANSPORT
Period 18th Century, Post Medieval
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.