Construction of the glamorganshire canal began in 1790. The town has a population of 43 820 2011 census.
Glamorganshire canal cardiff. This growth continues at pace today. The photo shows how the glamorganshire canal sliced through the centre of cardiff on its way from merthyr tydfil to the sea. The town is administered by merthyr tydfil county borough council and is about 23 mi north of cardiff wales.
Its population now dwarfs that of both merthyr and swansea. Glamorganshire canal has an elevation of 584 feet. The canal was about 25 miles long with a drop of about 542 feet so required 50 locks along the route.
The glamorganshire canal was a valley side canal in south wales uk running from merthyr tydfil to cardiff. Cardiff is officially europe s fastest growing capital city. Opened in 1794 the 25 mile glamorganshire canal ran between merthyr tydfil and cardiff.
The canal opened in 1794 and was a commercial success for decades but it was disused by the time this photo was taken in the 1940s. Glamorganshire canal is situated west of thomas town close to penydarren park. The canal was used to transport iron ore coal and limestone from the valleys to cardiff docks.
The glamorganshire canal was a valley side canal in south wales uk running from merthyr tydfil to cardiff. The glamorganshire canal joined the taff estuary in the area which is now the hamadryad park which is named after a victorian hospital ship. The glamorganshire canal which runs between the east and west docks cardiff as it was in 19641 of 28 the bomb damaged shell of the carlton restaurant and the structural steel framework of the.
This map shows the route the canal took. The photos here courtesy of cardiff libraries show the canal in the area. The glamorganshire canal to lesson the expense of carrying iron goods to cardiff by road the ironmasters sought permission of parliament to build a canal between merthyr and cardiff it was just over 25 miles in length and would have a fall of over 510 feet.
It turned left before the great western hotel and passed beneath the railway. The glamorganshire canal is widely credited as being the catalyst that sparked the huge growth of the city of cardiff. The above map shows not just the huge scale of the canal but also.