NEATH CANAL, a canal in Glamorgan; from Briton-Ferry harbour at the mouth of the river Neath, 13 milesup the valley of the Neath to the neighbourhood of Aberpergwm. It was formed in 1791; has sixteen locks; and is connected by railway, at the upper end, with Hirwain and Aberdare, and with the Cardiff canal. Abranch canal goes from it at Aberdulais, 2½ miles above Neath, to Port-Tennant near Swansea; and was formed in 1822.
(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))
|Feature Description:||"a canal" (ADL Feature Type: "canals")|
|Administrative units:||Glamorgan AncC|
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