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Lancaster Canal Basin Bridge (Number 98)

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0427 / 54°2'33"N

Longitude: -2.8031 / 2°48'11"W

OS Eastings: 347506

OS Northings: 461044

OS Grid: SD475610

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVP.XK

Mapcode Global: WH846.XNC5

Entry Name: Lancaster Canal Basin Bridge (Number 98)

Listing Date: 30 November 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383030

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Scotforth West

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/8/1 (East side (off))
30/11/70 Basin Bridge (No.98)
(Formerly Listed as:
Basin Bridge)


Roving bridge. c1797. Designed by John Rennie (engineer). For
the Lancaster Canal Company. Coursed squared sandstone.
Concave on plan, with slightly battered abutments.
Semi-elliptical arch with triple keystone, a band above, and
parapets with rounded coping. The western parapet has been
raised, and its central section stepped up. The north corner
of the east side of the arch still retains a cast-iron rubbing
strip to protect the masonry from erosion by tow-ropes.
HISTORY: built to carry the towpath from the western to the
eastern bank of the canal so as to avoid the coal wharves
approx 100m to the east. Now the only unaltered roving bridge
over the main Preston-Tewitfield section of the Lancaster

Listing NGR: SD4750661044

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