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Sluice, Channel and Sluice a Swing-Bridges at Vale Royal Locks

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitegate and Marton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2288 / 53°13'43"N

Longitude: -2.5407 / 2°32'26"W

OS Eastings: 364004

OS Northings: 370332

OS Grid: SJ640703

Mapcode National: GBR 7S.0MC0

Mapcode Global: WH99J.Y3BK

Plus Code: 9C5V6FH5+GP

Entry Name: Sluice, Channel and Sluice a Swing-Bridges at Vale Royal Locks

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57406

Location: Whitegate and Marton, Cheshire West and Chester, CW8

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Whitegate and Marton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Davenham St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Description

WINSFORD FORMER U.D. WEAVER NAVIGATION
SJ 67 SW
6402 7033
1/43 Sluice, channel and
sluice a swing-bridges
at Vale Royal Locks.
-
GV II
Sluice. Built c1860 as a lock and converted to a sluice channel
c1890. Red sandstone ashlar walls to channel with wooden sluice gate
suspended from bridge of rusticated red sandstone with limestone
ashlar dressings. Wood and iron swing-bridge. Rectangular channel
with sluice gate and bridge at south end and swing bridge to south of
centre. Red sandstone walls to channel and rusticated sandstone piers
to bridge which has semi-circular piers to either side of front and
rear and flights of steps to either side. Central cast iron
round-arched support to bridge with open circles to spandrels and a
wooden walkway and tubular iron handrail. The piers have limestone
springers to the iron support and ashlar dressings to lower level and
top of bridge parapet. The sluice channel was the small lock until
the alterations of c1890 when it was converted and the sluice and
sluice bridge were built.


Listing NGR: SJ6400470332

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