Tennant Canal
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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Neath and Tennant Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 ...
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Neath and Tennant Canals Trust
A private, non-profit making organisation dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Neath and Tennant Canals in South Wales.
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Neath and Tennant Canals Trust - Tennant Canal History
The Tennant Canal has a history of three canals, the first being the ... extension of the latter to link George Tennant's Canal with the Neath Canal at Aberdulais.
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Tennant Canal - City and County of Swansea
Jun 26, 2012 ... The Tennant Canal is 8 miles in length from Port Tennant, Swansea to its junction with the Neath Canal at Aberdulais and makes a very ...
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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 ...
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Neath and Tennant Canals - Visit Neath Port Talbot
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 ...
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Neath and Tennant Canals - Inland Waterways Association
Neath Canal owned by Neath Canal Navigation; Tennant Canal owned by Port Tennant Navigation Company Ltd). Neath & Tennant Canals Trust proposes that  ...
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Swansea Ramblers Evening Post Walk - Neath & Tennant Canals
Swansea Ramblers Walking Group have enjoyable short & long walks in Swansea, Gower & South Wales. Come & join us for a walk!
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Swansea Ramblers Evening Post Walk - Tennant Canal
Swansea Ramblers Walking Group have enjoyable short & long walks in Swansea, Gower & South Wales. Come & join us for a walk!
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Neath & Tennant Canal Circular Prince of Wales Car Park, Neath ...
This route follows the Tennant Canal from Neath to Jersey Marine. Here you join the road which leads to National Cycle Route 4 at the garage by the Amazon ...
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Nov 4, 2013 ... Local experts choose historic names for University's Bay Campus ... the Tennant Canal, a key link in the 19th century navigation system; and ...
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First recorded at Tennant Canal Crymlyn Bog and nearby, fifty years ago, and still there in ... Recorded in 1977 and 1978 from Singleton Park, University College ...
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He was the second son of George Tennant (1765–1832), attorney and landowner, builder of the Neath and Tennant Canal in Glamorganshire. He was educated ...
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Nov 9, 2013 ... I recommended to the council that the Tennant Canal could become part of the coast path and until Swansea University complete their new ...
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The Canals of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide
The Canals of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide
Stuart Fisher, 2013
The alternative names of Neath 8c Swansea Junction Canal, Red Jacket Neath 8c Swansea Junction Canal, Neath & Swansea Red Jacket Junction Canal, Glany—Wern Canal and Mr Tennant's Canal point to the confusing history of this short ...
Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers of England and Wales
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Henry Rodolph de Salis, 2012
These canals consist of the Giants Grave and Briton Ferry Canal, the Glan-y-wern Canal, and the Tir-isaf Branch Canal. The Giants Grave and Briton Ferry Canal ( No. 52a) is a continuation of the Neath Canal (No. 72) from its termination at ...
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The new channel would join the Neath Canal via a ten-arched stone aqueduct across the river. Fearing congestion in their harbour, Tawe valley exporters and the town's Harbour Trust objected to the scheme but Tennant and his engineer, ...
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Great Britain. Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming, 1871
After an abortive negotiation, Charles Tennant commenced an action against the Plaintiffs for using the water. The bill ... The bill prayed for a declaration (amongst other things) that the Plaintiffs were entitled to use the water of the canal for the ...
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Thomas Dadford Canal Boat Trips | Neath and Tennant Canals Trust
Posted on 11 Oct 12 by Martyn.
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Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum).
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I recently read something on the forum about access to the Neath and Tennant Canals, but cannot find the thread. Anyway here is a reply I received Hi Bob, The Neath & Tennant Canals Trust do not own the canals, both of which are in private ownership, and therefore have no authority to licence boats on the canals. At present, neither of the owners issue licences for boating traffic on the canals. The Trust continues to campaign for the owners to provide canalside facilities and issue
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Aqueducts of the Inland Waterways: Ynysbwllog Aqueduct, Neath and Tennant Canal
Ynysbwllog AqueductNeath and Tennant Canal 12th December 2009The isolated Neath and Tennant Canal system extends about 21 miles, following the Neath Valley north east from Swansea in South Wales. The canal has been abandoned since the 1920's and subject to on and off restoration attempts since 1974.
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NFL Draft 2010: The New Orleans Saints Select Matt Tennant, C, Boston College
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Ive been lazy and should have posted this entry over a week ago, if you've waited for this sadly I have still yet to report on catching a Pike. Today saw me venturing up and down a stretch of the Tennant Canal near Neath Abbey.
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Whatever has happened to the Neath Canal? | opobs
Although I seem to have always known about the existence of the Neath Canal, I wasn't introduced to the Neath & Tennant Canals Trust until the early 1990s. At that time the Trust ran a trip boat along the section of canal running in a north-westerly direction from Resolven which was available for navigation after…
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Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society: CANAL FESTIVAL
Brenda Oakes has found this article on a forthcoming canal festival in the Resolven area. Welsh Waterways Festival28.
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A Big Day Out!: Vue Swansea and Neath Abbey
Below is my “Days Out” column from The Weekend supplement in the Saturday, November 23, 2013, issue of the South Wales Evening Post. ----------------------- Days Out With Richard Thomas .
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ffranc sais: Neath Canal link complete
It may look more utilitarian than elegant (it will probably seem more part of the landscape as the concrete weathers), but the replacement Ynysbwllog aqueduct finally in place restores the Neath Canal from Glynneath to the town centre. Not only is the canal now completely in water, including the section in Clyne which had also been blocked, it is also possible to walk the entire canal path, crossing a main road - in Tonna - only once.
ffrancsais.blogspot.com/2009/08/neath-canal-link-complete.html
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