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YNYSMEUDWY UPPER LOCK, LOCK 13, SWANSEA CANAL

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NPRN 34500

Map Reference SN70NW

Grid Reference SN73940561

Unitary (Local) Authority Neath, Port Talbot

Old County Glamorgan

Community Pontardawe

Type of Site CANAL LOCK

Broad Class TRANSPORT

Period Post Medieval

Site Description Lock 13 or Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock 15,690m from Swansea Basin This is also in good condition. There is evidence of two periods of building as opposed to the three shown by Lock 12. The remains of an upper paddle rod and characteristic steps down to the lower gates' balance-beam platform are still visible. Weirs have replaced the gates on both locks.

Lock 13 SN 7394 0561

Stephen Hughes, 16.08.2006.

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