SO2415 : Towpath view, Mon and Brec at Gilwern

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

Towpath view, Mon and Brec at Gilwern
Towpath view, Mon and Brec at Gilwern
The Brecon and Abergavenny Canal was authorised in 1793 and was built in three stages; the northern stage from Brecon in 1796-1800 by engineer Thomas Dadford Jnr, the section from Gilwern to Llanfoist in 1802-5 by Thomas Cartwright and the route from Llanfoist to Pontymoile in 1809-12 by William Crosley. The various sections came under one ownership
in 1865 and became known as the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, or ‘Mon and Brec’ as canal folk would have it.

The tree lined canal follows contours and affords grand views from the towpath at Gilwern of the Black Mountains, which today look benign and welcoming.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Canals 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2463 1502 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.7215N 3:5.7058W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2490 1451
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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