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BRECKNOCK AND ABERGAVENNY CANAL: GILWERN EMBANKMENT, GILWERN

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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

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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