It turned left before the great western hotel and passed beneath the railway. The canal was about 25 miles long with a drop of about 542 feet so required 50 locks along the route.
The canal was used to transport iron ore coal and limestone from the valleys to cardiff docks.
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. Construction of the glamorganshire canal was commenced in 1790 it was a difficult task 50 locks had to. The canal was the prime artery of trade linking the ironworks of merthyr tydfil with their markets via the port of cardiff throughout the heyday of the iron industry.
In 1801 cardiff s population was only 1 870 but the town developed rapidly and continuously over the next 100 years as an exporter of coal. Glamorganshire canal stock photos and images 61 page 1 of 1. Glamorganshire canal at fforest farm cardiff uk.
Construction of the glamorganshire canal began in 1790. A lock on the glamorganshire canal near pontypridd town centre being restored. In 1818 the brown lenox chain works was built next to locks 31 and 32 in pontypridd.
Being watched over by the wealthy ironmasters of merthyr including richard crawshay of the cyfarthfa ironworks the canal was thought up as a solution to the issue of transporting the goods iron ore coal and limestone from the valleys to cardiff where they would be. Lock on the disused glamorganshire canal coryton cardiif. It opened in 1812 and served the iron and coal industries for nearly 65 years.
Disused and derelict lock on former glamorganshire canal tongwynlais cardiff uk. The arrival of railways in the area did not immediately affect its traffic but the failure of the iron industry in 1875 and increasing subsidence due to coal mining led to it. Historical photographs of the glamorganshire canal.
The glamorganshire canal began its life when construction started in 1790. It was created so that iron produced at the heads of the valleys could be transported south to the city docks. In 1794 the glamorganshire canal opened between merthyr tydfil and cardiff and in 1798 the first dock was built at the canal s cardiff terminus.
The rhydycar canal bridge or more precisely the vale of neath railway bridge was built in approximately 1850 to carry the vale of neath railway over the glamorganshire canal. Glamorganshire canal has an elevation of 584 feet. Other articles where glamorganshire canal is discussed.
Glamorganshire canal is situated west of thomas town close to penydarren park. The photo shows how the glamorganshire canal sliced through the centre of cardiff on its way from merthyr tydfil to the sea. The glamorganshire canal which ran from merthyr tydfil to cardiff was constructed between 1790 and 1794.
Glamorganshire canal the glamorganshire canal was a valley side canal in south wales uk running from merthyr tydfil to cardiff. The aberdare canal was a canal in glamorgan wales which ran from aberdare to a junction with the glamorganshire canal at abercynon. 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.