SO2613 : Govilon wharf

taken 1 year ago, near to Govilon, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Govilon wharf
Govilon wharf
Govilon Wharf was a key point on the Brecknock and Abergavenny canal for the local iron industry and was the terminus for Bailey's Tramroad from Nantyglo Ironworks. The canal as a whole was linked to many tramroads and was important for trade in iron, lime and coal. Although Govilon Wharf lies at the end of the section completed in 1805 under Thomas Cartwright, the warehouse seen here was built after 1821 as Bailey's iron warehouse

The Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal (now known as the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal - 'Mon and Brec') was constructed between 1797 and 1812. Gradually the railway took traffic off the canal and eventually it was bought out by the Great Western Railway. Restoration work began in 1964 and continues, which ambitious plans to reopen to Newport. The warehouse now forms part of the Govilon Boat Club.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused  Industry  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Quay 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 265 137 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0355N 3:4.0353W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 265 136
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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