Monmouthshire Canal Act 1792 - Warrant to Sheriff

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Monmouthshire Canal Act, 1792, warrant to Sheriff, c.1792.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Monmouthshire Canal is one of the two canals that make up the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. An Act of Parliament was granted in 1792 for work to begin on the Monmouthshire Canal. It was to have two lines; an 11 mile main line with over 40 locks and an 11 mile 'Crumlin Branch' with over 30 locks. The canal was completed in 1798 and helped develop the town of Newport into one of Britain's busiest coal ports. The canal reached its peak in the early 1840s.

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS.; Canals and Waterways: Roots & Routes,, viewed 20 January 2006.

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