Glamorganshire Canal

The Glamorganshire Canal was a canal in south Wales, UK, running from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff. Construction started in 1790, and the 25 miles (40 km) of canal was fully opened by 1794. Its primary purpose was to enable the Merthyr iron industries to transport their goods, and it later served the coal industry. It closed progressively between 1898 and 1951, as a result of subsidence and competition from the railways, and much of its course is now buried beneath the A470 Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil trunk road.

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Neath And Tennant Canal - Neath Canal
... recent granting of an Act of Parliament to authorise the building of the Glamorganshire Canal, a meeting took place at the Ship Castle public house in Neath on 12 July 1790, which resolved to build a canal ... Among those attending was Lord Vernon, who had already built a short canal near Giant's Grave to connect the River Neath to furnaces at Penrhiwtyn ... He proposed a route which required 22 locks, part of which was a conventional canal, while other parts used the River Neath ...
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... drawn from the River Taff down the Melingriffith feeder stream, a water course that doubled as a canal that carried raw iron ore from the Pentyrch Iron Works until around ... The Melingriffith feeder stream made its way to the original Glamorganshire Canal, where they ran in parallel through the Tin Works and out the other side at Melingriffith Lock ... Where they had come together north of the Tin Works, any overflow from the Canal was originally designed to empty into the feeder ...
Aberdare Canal - History
... The Aberdare Canal Company was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1793, which authorised the company to build a canal from Aberdare to Abercynon (at the time called Navigation ... to any mines, quarries or works within 8 miles (13 km) of the route of the canal and railway ... Although construction of the canal was authorised, it was not deemed to be viable at the time, as the Hirwaun Ironworks was the only potential user ...
Glamorganshire Canal - Today
... Today, limited traces of the canal remain, about one half being covered by the A470 Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil trunk road, which was constructed in the 1970s ... Much of the Taff Trail between Abercynon and Merthyr Tydfil follows line of the canal ... one of only four known to have existed on British canals, which was originally installed at Tongwynlais, and later moved to North Road, Cardiff, was presented to the British Transport ...
Whitchurch, Cardiff - History - Melingriffith Tin Works
... feeder stream, a water course that doubled as a canal that carried raw iron ore from the Pentyrch Iron Works until around 1815, when the Pentrych tramroad ... The Melingriffith feeder stream made its way to the original Glamorganshire Canal, where they ran in parallel through the tin works and out the other side at Melingriffith Lock ... Where they had come together north of the tin works, any overflow from the canal was originally designed to empty into the feeder ...

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