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Canals in Wales

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Chapters: Llangollen Canal, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Montgomery Canal, Kidwelly and Llanelly... Weiterlesen
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Chapters: Llangollen Canal, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Montgomery Canal, Kidwelly and Llanelly Canal, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Swansea Canal, Glamorganshire Canal, Aberdare Canal, Neath and Tennant Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Crumlin Arm, Fourteen Locks, Horseshoe Falls. Excerpt: The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is a small network of canals in South Wales. For most of its 35-mile (56 km) length it runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park, and its present rural character and tranquillity belies its original purpose as an industrial corridor for coal and iron, which were brought to the canal by a network of tramways and/or railroads, many of which were built and owned by the canal company. The "Mon and Brec" was originally two independent canals - the Monmouthshire Canal from Newport to Pontymoile Basin (including the Crumlin Arm) and the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal running from Pontymoile to Brecon. Both canals were abandoned in 1962, but the Brecknock and Abergavenny route and a small section of the Monmouthshire route have been reopened since 1970. Much of the rest of the original Monmouthshire Canal is the subject of a restoration plan, which includes the construction of a new marina at the Newport end of the canal. The canal basin at Brecon This canal was authorised by an Act of Parliament, passed on 3 June 1792, which created the Company of Proprietors of the Monmouthshire Canal Navigation and empowered them to raise £120,000 by the issuing of shares, and a further £60,000 if required. The act stated that the canal would run from Pontnewynydd to the River Usk near Newport, and would include a branch from Crindau to Crumlin Bridge. The Company also had powers to construct railways from the canal to any coal mines, ironworks or limestone quarries which were within eight miles (13 km) of it. Construction of the canal was supervised by Thomas Dadford, Jr., and further Acts of Parliament were obtained as the work progressed. An act of 4 July 1797 gave the Company powers to extend the navigation, which resulted in the Newport terminus being moved southwards to Potter Street, while a third act of 26 June 1802 authorised specific railways, and allowed the Company to raise additional finance. As built, the main line, which was opened i

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Titel: Canals in Wales
Untertitel: Llangollen Canal, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Montgomery Canal, Kidwelly and Llanelly Canal, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Swansea Canal, Glamorganshire Canal, Aberdare Canal, Neath and Tennant Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Crumlin Arm
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EAN: 9781157083825
ISBN: 115708382X
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 28
Gewicht: 172g
Größe: H246mm x B189mm x T1mm
Jahr: 2011

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