Some great photos of  Michelle Davidson’s fine model of the Ynysmeudwy Lengthsmans Hut at Lower Ynysmeudwy Lock.

side of hut    Left: The hut with a vegetable plot outside, vital in providing extra food for the lengthsman.

And this is the real thing!

And this is the real thing! Restored in 1986 by the Swansea Canal Society


Below: The interior as it would have looked when the lengthsman lived there. A lengthsman looked after the section of canal between two locks.

interior of hut



William Evans, lock keeper, once lived here. It would have been a very hard life.
front of the hut. The lengthsman would have lived in here.

The front of the hut. Beware of the Dog!