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Floodgate on East Side of Knott Mill Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4734 / 53°28'24"N

Longitude: -2.252 / 2°15'7"W

OS Eastings: 383370

OS Northings: 397433

OS Grid: SJ833974

Mapcode National: GBR DHK.2W

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.CYVM

Entry Name: Floodgate on East Side of Knott Mill Bridge

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210156

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388100

Location: Manchester, M15

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hulme The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/19/117 (East side)
Floodgate on east side of Knott Mill


Floodgate. Probably 1765, by James Brindley, for Duke of
Bridgewater, altered in C19 and C20. Stone. Part of hydraulic
system by which the Bridgewater Canal terminus basin exploited
the course of the River Medlock, which was diverted through a
culvert running from this position to Potato Wharf, and the
canal overflow was returned to the river via weir known as the
Giant's Basin. Simple stucture of national historical
importance. See also culvert arches, New Elm Road, and the
Giant's Basin, Potato Wharf.

Listing NGR: SJ8337097433

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

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