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CANAL CUTTING, TENNANT CANALPrimary Reference Number (PRN) : 01070.14w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Dyffryn Clydach
Unitary authority : Neath Port Talbot
NGR : SS7330197247
Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval canal cutting
Status : Scheduled Monument
The Scheduled section of the Tennant Canal at Skewen, which comprises the Skewen cutting, a well-preserved section of the Tennant Canal and includes an associated tramroad bridge. The section measures about 360m in length.
Section of the Tennant Canal at Skewen scheduled as an ancient monument. The citation reads:
CANAL CUTTING, TENNANT CANAL
The monument comprises the Skewen cutting, a well-preserved section of the Tennant Canal and includes an associated tramroad bridge. The section measures about 360m in length and up to 100m in width. The section includes a tramroad bridge LBII.
The Tennant canal was built between 1820 and 1824 by engineer William Kirkhouse. The head of the canal was at Aberdulais, where it joined the Neath canal, while it ended at Port Tennant on the coast of Swansea Bay. The canal carried traffic until the 1930s. The Skewen cutting contains a stone-lined bed, which was laid in 1821 in the form of an inverted arch and constructed in order to counter problems of quicksand.
N Maylan , 2007 , Digital photographs (87)
Desc Text/CADW/Ancient monuments and archaeological areas act/2007
Related PRNs : 01070.11w, 34521, 02989.1w, 01070w
Compiled date : 26-09-2008
November 23, 2017, 8:35 am
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