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GILWERN EMBANKMENT AND AQUEDUCT
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 03199g Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Llanelly Unitary authority : Monmouthshire NGR : SO2441114449 Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Earthwork / Post-Medieval Aqueduct Status : Scheduled Monument , listed building II*
Summary : Embankment and aqueduct carrying the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal across the gorge of the River Clydach. Embankment built in 1797, has a maximum height of 23m and 100m long. The stone arch forming the aqueduct is 90m long.
Description : Embankment and aqueduct (09981g) carrying the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal (PRN 05979g) across the gorge of the River Clydach. Embankment built in 1797, has a maximum height of 23m and 100m long. The stone arch forming the aqueduct is 90m long.
42 GILWERN EMBANKMENT-BRECKNOCK and ABERGAVENNY CANAL: The embankment was built during one of the first phases of construction for the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal. This substantial earth embankment (25m high x 81m long) incorporates two masonry aqueducts, the smaller of which carries the canal over the Clydach Rail Road. There is also a small overflow with a masonry footbridge at its southern end.
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