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Kirkthorpe Weir and Sluice Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6864 / 53°41'11"N

Longitude: -1.4597 / 1°27'34"W

OS Eastings: 435778

OS Northings: 421243

OS Grid: SE357212

Mapcode National: GBR LT7T.S7

Mapcode Global: WHDC4.KL3S

Entry Name: Kirkthorpe Weir and Sluice Gates

Listing Date: 27 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342413

Location: Wakefield, WF1

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Warmfield cum Heath

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Warmfield St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


1/108 Kirkthorpe Weir
and sluice gates


Weir and sluice gates across the River Calder. Probably second quarter C19,
sluice gates dated 1827. Ashlar and cast-iron. Segmental curved weir has
8 steps with, to west and east, curved retaining walls of giant ashlar blocks.
At east end 3 sluices divided by 6 giant stepped buttresses with pointed-arched
cutwaters to the south. Two original sluice gates with circular winding gear
and large cog wheel the plates with lettering in relief reading


to each face. A large and impressive feat of engineering, the sluices in
working order.

Partly in the parish of Stanley.

Listing NGR: SE3578421247

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

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