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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1230542
English Heritage Legacy ID: 405459
Location: Hebden Royd, Calderdale, HX2
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
SE 02 NW HEBDEN ROYD ROCHDALE CANAL
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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