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Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Seven Canal Locks Spaced Along 1 Kilometre of Leeds Liverpool Canal from Top Lock Bridge on Copthurst Lane at North End to Junction with Walton Summit Branch at South End

A Grade II Listed Building in Whittle-le-Woods, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6852 / 53°41'6"N

Longitude: -2.6187 / 2°37'7"W

OS Eastings: 359234

OS Northings: 421147

OS Grid: SD592211

Mapcode National: GBR BT4T.VP

Mapcode Global: WH975.RM5Q

Entry Name: Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Seven Canal Locks Spaced Along 1 Kilometre of Leeds Liverpool Canal from Top Lock Bridge on Copthurst Lane at North End to Junction with Walton Summit Branch at South End

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204630

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357677

Location: Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Whittle-le-Woods

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whittle-le-Woods St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 52 SE WHITTLE-LE-WOODS JOHNSON'S HILLOCK

Seven Canal Locks spaced along 1km
of Leeds-Liverpool Canal,from Top
3/159 Lock Bridge on Copthurst Lane at N.
- end, to junction with Walton Summit
GV Branch at S. end

II

Seven canal locks by which Leeds - Liverpool Canal was joined to Lancaster
Canal South End in 1816. Large gritstone blocks: wooden gates (some now
have metal push bars) with iron sluices etc. Locks do not form a single
flight, but are irregularly spaced in a total length of 1 km from Top Lock
Bridge on Copthurst Lane at the north end to the junction with Walton
Summit Branch at the south end. All are of standard form, all have
wooden footbridges at the lower end,but the entrances of Top Lock,
4th Lock and 7th Lock differ: lower entrance of Top Lock and upper entrance
of 4th lock are extended to pass under (respectively) Top Lock Bridge (q.v.)
and 4th Lock Bridge (q.v.) and the left wall at the lower entrance to
7th lock turns round the junction to form a bullnose which is crossed by
a raised stone causeway between 2 footbridges. Between the 3 lowest locks
are 2 basins. All locks in working order. (Part of Top Lock, and Top Lock
House which shares GV are in Heapey CP).


Listing NGR: SD5923421147

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

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