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Flockton Waggonway Tunnel and Entrance Portal Approximately Mid-Way Between Junctions of Hardcastle Lane and the New Hall Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Sitlington, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6384 / 53°38'18"N

Longitude: -1.6152 / 1°36'54"W

OS Eastings: 425539

OS Northings: 415829

OS Grid: SE255158

Mapcode National: GBR KV5C.3G

Mapcode Global: WHCB4.5T34

Entry Name: Flockton Waggonway Tunnel and Entrance Portal Approximately Mid-Way Between Junctions of Hardcastle Lane and the New Hall Farm

Listing Date: 24 July 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342532

Location: Sitlington, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Sitlington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Middlestown St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side),

6/39 Flockton Waggonway
24.7.69 Tunnel and entrance
Portal approx. mid-way
between junctions of
Hardcastle Lane and the
track to New Hall Farm.


Waggonway tunnel and entrance portal. 1772-5. The portal rebuilt c.1986.
Rubble flanking walls and vaulted tunnel. The tunnel extends northwards for
about 50 metres but is then blocked. It represents the remains of a wooden
waggonway from Flockton colliery to the canal staithes at Horbury Bridge.
Rails were used later and route alterations were made over the years. The
colliery closed during a strike in 1893 and never re-opened. A rare
R. C. N. Thornes. West Yorkshire "A Noble Scene of Industry" The Development
of the County 1500-1830, 1981.
J. Goodchild. Wakefield Canal Trail. 1975 (Wakefield EAHY Committee).

Listing NGR: SE2553915829

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