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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

Plus Code: 9C5VFPFX+86

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

ID on this website: 101210156

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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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

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