Neath and Tennant Canal

The Neath and Tennant Canal is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain and is made up of the Neath and Tennant Canal - (Neath Canal) and the Neath and Tennant Canal - (Tennant Canal).

 
 
 

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Neath and Tennant Canal - Wikipedia
The Neath and Tennant Canals are two independent but linked canals in South Wales that are usually regarded as a single canal. The Neath Canal was ...
Neath and Tennant Canals Trust
Oct 11, 2012 ... A private, non-profit making organisation dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Neath and Tennant Canals in South Wales.
Neath and Tennant Canals
Neath Canal owned by Neath Canal Navigation; Tennant Canal owned by Port Tennant Navigation Company Ltd). Neath & Tennant Canals Trust proposes that  ...
Neath and Tennant Canals
Neath Canal. There are two sections of Canal in Neath Port Talbot, the Neath Canal and the Tennant Canal. They were developed for transportation in the early ...
Tennant Canal - Swansea
The Tennant Canal was the brainchild of George Tennant who wanted to link the River Neath with the River Tawe. Work started on the canal in 1821 and ...
Neath & Tennant Canals - Swansea Ramblers Evening Post Walk
Today's walk follows the Tennant Canal north to Aberdulais then returns south on the Neath Canal. Alternatively a bus can be taken to Aberdulais to do half the ...
Tennant canal 'at risk' due to hot weather and water flow - BBC News
Jun 29, 2018 ... Hot weather and changes in water flow may be putting the Tennant Canal in Neath at risk. The canal was fed via a weir, which partially ...
About Us - Neath and Tennant Canals Trust
About Us. At a public meeting held at the Castle Hotel, Neath, in 1974 the Neath and Tennant Canals Preservation Society was formed. Within three years the ...
Swansea Docks-Tennant Canal
Built by George Tennant and completed in 1824, the Neath & Swansea Junction Canal, or 'Tennant Canal', provided a waterway connection between the Neath ...
Waterway Gazetteer for Neath and Tennant Canal - (Neath Canal ...
The Neath and Tennant Canal - (Neath Canal) is a narrow canal and is part of the Neath and Tennant Canal. It runs for 13 miles and 6¾ furlongs through 19 ...
 
 
 

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The Neath and Tennant Canals are two independent but linked canals in South Wales that are usually regarded as a single canal. The Neath Canal was opened from Glynneath to Melincryddan, to the south of Neath, in 1795 and extended to Giant's Grave in 1799, in order to provide better shipping facilities. With several small later extensions it reached its final destination at Briton Ferry. No traffic figures are available, but it was successful, as dividends of 16 per cent were paid on the shares. The canal was 13.5 miles (21.7 km) long and included 19 locks.

The Tennant Canal was a development of the Glan-y-wern Canal, which was built across Crymlyn Bog to transport coal from a colliery on its northern edge to a creek on the River Neath called Red Jacket Pill. It closed after 20 years, but was enlarged and extended by George Tennant in 1818, to provide a navigable link from the River Neath to the River Tawe at Swansea docks. In order to increase trade, he built an extension to Aberdulais basin, where it linked to the Neath Canal. The extension was built without an act of Parliament and there was a long delay while Tennant attempted to resolve a dispute with a landowner over the routing of the canal. Once opened, much of the Neath traffic used the Tennant Canal, as Swansea provided better facilities for transferring cargo to ships.

Use of the canals for navigation ceased in the 1930s, but they were retained as water channels to supply water to local industries and to Swansea docks. The first attempts at restoration began in 1974 with the formation of the Neath and Tennant Canals Society. The section north of Resolven was restored in the late 1980s, and the canal from Neath to Abergarwed has been restored more recently. This project involved the replacement of Ynysbwllog aqueduct, which carries the canal over the river Neath, with a new 35-yard (32 m) plate girder structure, believed to be the longest single-span aqueduct in Britain. Some obstacles remain to its complete restoration. In 2003 a feasibility study was published, suggesting that the canal could become part of a small network, if it was linked through Swansea docks to a restored Swansea Canal.

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