SO1122 : Grade II Listed aqueduct, Talybont-on-Usk

taken 16 days ago, near to Talybont-on-Usk, Powys, Great Britain

Grade II Listed aqueduct, Talybont-on-Usk
Grade II Listed aqueduct, Talybont-on-Usk
The aqueduct carries the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal over Caerfanell, a tributary of the River Usk. The aqueduct dates from the 1790s, originally part of the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal. In 1865 the canal merged with the Monmouthshire Canals to become the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The aqueduct was Grade II Listed in 1998.
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Winding its way through 49 miles of countryside, The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal passes through a World Heritage site on its way from Brecon past Cwmbran and the City of Newport to Cwmcarn. A 200-year-old feat of engineering, originally built as a corridor for coal and iron. The Monmouthshire Canal was granted its Act in 1792 and by 1796 eleven miles from Pontnewynydd to Newport were complete. The eleven mile Crumlin Arm from Crindau Junction to Crumlin was fully open by 1799. The Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal received its act in 1793. It was open from Gllwern to Brecon by the end of 1800 and to Govilon by 1804 but not until 1812 did it finally loin the Monmouthshire Canal at Pontymoile near Pontypool and so provide a through route to Newport and its river wharfs. A short length in Brecon is lost under the road but the rest of the B & A is navigable for 33 miles.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Canals 
Aqueduct (from Tags)
Canal Over River 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 1142 2254 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.6607N 3:17.3201W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 1145 2257
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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