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Swansea Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cwmshon cottages are situated just 4 minutes from the Swansea Canal and over 100 years ago were lived in by canal lengthmen who worked on the Swansea Canal.

 

A canal lengthsman worked was responsible for a particular length of the canal. Many lived in isolated cottages, sometimes close to a lock, in which case their duties would include acting as a lock keeper and managing water levels by the control of weirs. They were also responsible for repair and maintenance of the banks in their "length", which might include cutting reeds and vegetation, and the treading of puddle clay into sections of the bank which were weak or suffering from leakage