The flooding at aberdulais and other locations across wales comes as the met office has issued a red warning for heavy rain in the parts of the country which is a danger to life status. To the north west it is continued through a cast iron trough over an earlier navigable cut.
Funding to carry out lhe study is being sought by the tennant canal co.
Aberdulais aqueduct. Traffic declined from the 1860s due to competition with railways but the canal did not close to commercial traffic. The structure is 130 metres 340 ft and is carried on ten masonry arches. The aberdulais aqueduct carried the tennant canal over the river neath near the aberdulais tin works instead he decided to build an extension to link up with the neath canal basin at aberdulais.
Again he sought support from local landowners including lord jersey lord dynevor and the duke of beaufort but again none was forthcoming. It was constructed in 1823 to complete the tennant canal and was engineered by william kirkhouse. See why it was listed view it on a map see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.
The canal was to run from abernant to neath. The canal opened in 1824 from the neath canal at aberdulais to port tennant swansea. Aberdulais aqueduct is a minor waterways place.
Following a meeting ofthe stakeholders seeking the restoration ofaberdulais aqueduct of which the trust is a member a brief was developed by opus international consultants uk ltd for the assessment ofthe feasibility of rehabilitation of aberdulais aqueduct. Aberdulais aqueduct is a scheduled monument in tonna neath port talbot castell nedd port talbot wales. The neath canal was authorised by an act of parliament passed on 6 june 1791 which created the company and proprietors of the neath canal navigation.
Canal aqueduct and a parallel railway viaduct over the river dulais aberdulais tinworks and waterfall are a short distance upstream. Aberdulais aqueduct partly in blaenhonddan community is a grade ii listed building in tonna neath neath port talbot wales. The water from the river rose to such an extraordinary height that it passed over the canal aqueduct the arches being quite unable to take the immense volume of water which poured down the dylais river.
On the neath and tennant canal tennant canal between aberdulais junction 1 furlong to the northeast and port tennant 7 miles and 7 furlongs and 1 lock to the southwest. Site description the aberdulais aqueduct crosses the river neath. See why it was listed view it on a map see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.
About aberdulais aqueduct and viaduct. Thomas dadford was employed as engineer and construction started from neath northwards towards abernant. The tennant canal engineered by william kirkhouse was begun in 1821 and the aqueduct across the river neath at aberdulais was begun in 1823.