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Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Owl Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Calverley and Farsley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8282 / 53°49'41"N

Longitude: -1.6665 / 1°39'59"W

OS Eastings: 422046

OS Northings: 436936

OS Grid: SE220369

Mapcode National: GBR JST5.0F

Mapcode Global: WHC9B.C1NJ

Entry Name: Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Owl Bridge

Listing Date: 25 January 1978

Last Amended: 17 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341859

Location: Leeds, LS13

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Calverley and Farsley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Calverley St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Calverley Bridge

2/95 Owl Bridge (No 216)
(formerly listed as
25.1.78 Owl Bridge over Leeds
and Liverpool Canal)


Swing-bridge. Late C18 by James Brindley and Richard Whitworth (engineers).
Dressed-stone abutments of large blocks. The canal narrows like a bottle-neck,
the east side taller with tapering sides and stepped to house pivoting end of
bridge. The west side with a quadrant-shaped recess for bridge to swing round
into. Modern cast-iron bridge with boarded floor on riveted pivot.

The Act for the Leeds and Liverpool Canal was passed in 1770.

Listing NGR: SE2204636935

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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