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Description of Swansea Canal: A 15 mile 1 furlong, 36 lock, canal from Henneuadd to Swansea, divided into two parts by the Trewyddfa Canal which formed part of the through route.
History of Swansea Canal: Authorised by an Act of 1794, part open in 1796 and completed in 1798. Abandoned by a series of Acts from 1928 to 1962
For more details see the History page.
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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Swansea Canal: Length 64 foot, beam 7 foot 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page