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Canal Basin and Associated Culvert and Canal Lining at Se3930 0095

A Grade II Listed Building in Hoyland Milton, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5039 / 53°30'13"N

Longitude: -1.4092 / 1°24'33"W

OS Eastings: 439284

OS Northings: 400961

OS Grid: SE392009

Mapcode National: GBR LWLX.QP

Mapcode Global: WHDD4.B665

Entry Name: Canal Basin and Associated Culvert and Canal Lining at Se3930 0095

Listing Date: 13 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334025

Location: Barnsley, S73

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Hoyland Milton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wombwell St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1151177. This entry was removed from the List on 14 December 2016.

SE 30 SE

(east side)



Canal basin and associated culvert and canal lining c1798 for the Dearne and
Dove Canal Company. Tooled coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and
large, round-edged coping stones; some brick to culvert; later iron railings
around basin survive only in part. The rectangular basin lies parallel to the
canal on its south-east side; leading off from its north-west and north-east
corners (and parallel to the canal) are arms in which barges could wait; leading
off from its south-west and south-east corners and at right-angles to the canal
are cuts in which barges could stand while being loaded and in the ends of which
are paired overflow channels set below the coping and rectangular sluices (gates
and winding gear removed) at a lower level; the overflow channels and sluices
emptied into the culvert which runs along this side of the basin. The culvert
is stone-lined and segmental-arched and bottomed; at its south-west end (the
entrance) is a small segmental archway below brick retaining wall, water being
channelled into this by later stone-coped retaining walls; at its north end
(the exit) is a large, skewed, segmental archway with rock-faced voussoirs and
spandrels and stone retaining wall above the parapet rebuilt. The basin was
formerly linked to the canal by a narrow channel spanned by a tow path bridge:
the channel has been infilled and the bridge removed, but there remain the
curved corners of the channel surmounted by monolithic coping stones, and a short
stretch of stone lining along the adjacent canal bank. The Elsecar branch of the
Dearne and Dove Canal, on which the basin is situated, was the first part of the
Dearne and Dove Canal to be opened. It was funded by a loan from Lord Fitz-
william (who had extensive interests in Elsecar) and opened to traffic in December 1798. The basin is now empty and silted up (September 1987).

Listing NGR: SE 39300 00950

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

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