IWA South Wales Branch

29 September 2021

We can now make a plan to save Aberdulais Aqueduct, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, thanks to our successful grant application to CADW.

We are working closely with the Neath & Tennant Canals Trust to protect Aberdulais Aqueduct on the Neath and Tennant Canals. The aqueduct is in a poor state following flood events causing significant damage to the structure.

Our campaign to save Aberdulais aqueduct has involved conversations with Natural Resources Wales and the local council. There are concerns that both organisations would support the removal of the aqueduct to alleviate local flooding issues. We have also had meetings with CADW and the owners of the aqueduct. We are also supporting the local Trust to rebuild relationships with local residents and work with the ‘Save the Tennant Canal’ group to create further pressure at a local level.

In August 2021 IWA successfully applied for a CADW grant to cover the cost of a structural survey of the aqueduct. A survey is needed to get a better idea of the scale of the repair work and potential cost implications. Mann Williams, who specialise in creative conservation of historic buildings and structures, undertook the survey. Once we have the survey results, we will plan the next stage of our campaign to save this heritage gem.

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