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Old Green Murals

Take me here now

Newport Castle and Canal

The gateway to the city

The castle in the 1950s, with Art College in the background

Spot the ruins of Newport Castle, just metres away. Prince Owain Glyndwr, leader of the fierce Welsh revolt, sacked the castle, which was rebuilt in 1405. After the 1500s, it slowly turned to ruins.

Sections were demolished centuries later, making way for newly laid canal and rail routes to town.

Industry flocked to Newport, thanks to Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company.  This mural celebrates the MRCC’s commercial contribution. Company employees carry cargo and passengers by horse-drawn barge and steam locomotive, against a carved surround of masts and warehouses.

See more Newport murals in the subway.

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