HistoryPoints News

Feb 16, 2020

Gilwern's great embankment revealed

Trees obscure the slopes of the massive canal embankment at Gilwern, Monmouthshire, but now visitors can use their mobile phones to understand the structure's scale and complex construction. The HistoryPoints QR codes beside the ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

towpath reveal an aerial view drawn by the late Mike Blackmore showing how the structure probably looked in its early decades - including the archway for the river Clydach and the tunnel for the Clydach Railroad. You can also view our web page, which includes the drawing and details of the embankment's history and dimensions, online by clicking here