Historical Information

The canal was built to transport coal, lime, iron, iron ore and agricultural products. The Monmouthshire Canal and the Brecon and Abergavenny Canal were proposed at the same time and joined at Pontymoile, although they were operated separately until the companies merged in 1865.


See also:

Waterways A-Z
Map of UK Waterways

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