Certificate no 2009
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Cowley
Vessel type Butty
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Walker, W H & Brothers, Rickmansworth
Built in 1951
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
6.98 feet (2.13 m)
To be confirmed
Length: Overall
69.93 feet (21.33 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



ABERYSTWYTH is a narrow boat butty with a wooden hull, built in 1952. She was a towed vessel, built for the Docks and Inland Waterways Executive, operating in the North West Division. She also traded in Willow Wren colours, carrying coal to Seddons at Middlewich. She was the penultimate boat built by Walkers and is believed to be the only survivor today. Recently, she suffered fire damage and needed a new back cabin and replacement planks.

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Key dates

  • 1951

    Built by W H  Walker

  • 1951 -

    Worked fror Docks and Inland Waterways and Willow Wren

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