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Barnsley Canal Blue Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Walton, Wakefield

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135574

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342338

Location: Walton, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Walton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ryhill St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE31NE WALTON BARNSLEY CANAL

5/34 Blue Bridge,
Haw Park

II

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
either end.

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
engineer.

Listing NGR: SE3647914723

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