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Kirkabbey Kennels, Sluice Gates, Cottage and Weir on River Aire

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkstall, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8192 / 53°49'9"N

Longitude: -1.6047 / 1°36'16"W

OS Eastings: 426123

OS Northings: 435956

OS Grid: SE261359

Mapcode National: GBR B3B.YP

Mapcode Global: WHC9C.B83F

Plus Code: 9C5WR99W+M4

Entry Name: Kirkabbey Kennels, Sluice Gates, Cottage and Weir on River Aire

Listing Date: 11 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1255851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 465567

ID on this website: 101255851

Location: Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Kirkstall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Leeds

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kirkstall St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE2635 BRIDGE ROAD, Kirkstall
714-1/22/894 (North side (off))
Kirkabbey Kennels, sluice gates,
cottage and weir on River Aire


Weir on River Aire, sluice gates for Abbey Mills goit
headrace, and keeper's cottage with retaining walls. Medieval
weir site, sluice gates and cottage early C19 rebuilds, with
C20 alterations.
Weir approx 80m wide, of huge gritstone blocks, revetment wall
on W side of river similar. Cottage in Gothic Revival style at
E end of the weir: single storey, ashlar, roof hidden by
crenellated parapet; N side (upstream) has 6-panel door and
lancet window towards sluice gates, and a rebuilt 3-light
oriel window facing the river; C20 additions on S side. The
sluice gates: 8 vertical paddles, walkway over, between
cottage entrance and screen wall which is crenellated,
A very important point of control for the water power from
Abbey to Burley Mills, Kirkstall Road (qv); the weir is
thought to have been first built to create a depth of water at
Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road (qv) when building stone was being
floated down the Aire.

Listing NGR: SE2612335956

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