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Latitude: 53.6278 / 53°37'40"N
Longitude: -1.4499 / 1°26'59"W
OS Eastings: 436479
OS Northings: 414723
OS Grid: SE364147
Mapcode National: GBR LV9H.X8
Mapcode Global: WHDCJ.P2SP
Entry Name: Barnsley Canal Blue Bridge
Listing Date: 27 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1135574
English Heritage Legacy ID: 342338
Location: Walton, Wakefield, WF4
Civil Parish: Walton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Ryhill St James
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE31NE WALTON BARNSLEY CANAL
5/34 Blue Bridge,
Accommodation bridge. Late C18. Hammer-dressed stone, parapet partly rendered.
Single horse-shoe elliptical arch reinforced with heavily-grooved metal plates
on south side to protect angle from wear of tow ropes. Set in middle of intrados
on north side is vertical narrow groove rising from horizontal segmental-arched
shallow recess close to water's edge (perhaps formerly to support a sluice gate).
Splayed retaining walls. Band and parapet which terminate in square piers at
The Act for the Barnsley Canal was passed in 1793 and constructed between 1793 and
1799. William Jessop was the consulting engineer and Samuel Hartley the resident
Listing NGR: SE3647914723
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