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Cascade Bridge and Weir in Bretton Park

A Grade II Listed Building in West Bretton, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6077 / 53°36'27"N

Longitude: -1.5769 / 1°34'36"W

OS Eastings: 428091

OS Northings: 412432

OS Grid: SE280124

Mapcode National: GBR KVFQ.DG

Mapcode Global: WHCBB.RL83

Entry Name: Cascade Bridge and Weir in Bretton Park

Listing Date: 6 May 1988

Last Amended: 21 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135468

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342593

Location: West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: West Bretton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Woolley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side, off)

8/97 Cascade Bridge and
- weir in Bretton Park


Bridge and weir. Probably built between 1777 and 1782, the dates of the
Upper and Lower Lakes, for Sir Thomas Wentworth. Ashlar. A flat span on
short stone piers between which the water flows. Above a string course is a
series of sunk panels separated by more piers. The iron railings are
probably late C19, plain rails with intermediate panels of geometric design
with small urn-like finials. At the north end the railings curve round to
terminate at small, square, ashlar piers.
The weir is closely stepped in the centre and curves around, at each end, in
deeper steps.

Listing NGR: SE2809112432

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

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