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Brecon Canal, Breconshire

Historical Description

Brecon Canal, a canal south-eastward from the centre of Brecknockshire and Brecknock to the Monmouth Canal near Pont-y-Pool in Monmouthshire. It was formed in 1811, at a cost of £170,000; is 33 miles long; has capacity for barges of 25 tons; falls 68 feet, with eight locks, in the first 18½ miles to Clydach, and goes thence on a level past Abergavenny to the Monmouth Canal.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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