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Monmouthshire Canal

Description of Monmouthshire Canal: Consisted of 2 lines of 11 miles each with 42 locks on the main line from Pontnewynydd, near Pontypool, to Newport (Gwent) and 32 locks on the branch from Newport to Crumlin.

History of Monmouthshire Canal: Authorised by Acts of 1792, 1797 and 1862, main line opened in 1796 and the Crumlin branch in 1799, the Crumlin branch was closed in 1949 and the rest of the waterway by Acts of 1954 and 1962.
For more details see the History page.

Pensarn Bridge on the Crumlin Branch

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