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Rochdale Canal Canal Overflow Ford Approximately 30 Metres to North West of Canal Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Hebden Royd, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.726 / 53°43'33"N

Longitude: -1.9521 / 1°57'7"W

OS Eastings: 403260

OS Northings: 425515

OS Grid: SE032255

Mapcode National: GBR GTTC.51

Mapcode Global: WHB8F.ZLMX

Plus Code: 9C5WP2GX+C5

Entry Name: Rochdale Canal Canal Overflow Ford Approximately 30 Metres to North West of Canal Bridge

Listing Date: 26 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230542

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405459

Location: Hebden Royd, Calderdale, HX2

County: Calderdale

Civil Parish: Hebden Royd

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Luddenden with Luddendenfoot

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Sowerby Bridge


2/280 (south side)
- Upper Foot
Canal overflow ford
approx. 30 metres to
north-west of Canal


Canal overflow ford. c1800. For the Rochdale Canal Company. Stone setts, wood
and brick. Timber balks edge canal from which water can overflow, passing over the
2-metre wide ford laid with stone setts, and down the hillside into the River Calder
below. Spanning the ford are the square brick piers from a later bridge, now gone,
but of which the round-topped ashlar parapet survives. The Rochdale Canal was
opened up in sections between 1798 and 1804. The line was originally surveyed by
James Brindley in 1776,resurveyed by John Rennie in 1791 and construction was
finally supervised by William Jessop (engineer) and William Crossley (resident
engineer). (Sowerby Bridge Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Guide pp22-23).
Group value with Upper Foot Canal Bridge in Sowerby Bridge CP (q.v.)

Listing NGR: SE0326025514

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