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Stanley Ferry Aqueduct

A Grade I Listed Building in Normanton, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.7025 / 53°42'8"N

Longitude: -1.4625 / 1°27'45"W

OS Eastings: 435580

OS Northings: 423028

OS Grid: SE355230

Mapcode National: GBR LT7M.5H

Mapcode Global: WHDC4.H6SF

Entry Name: Stanley Ferry Aqueduct

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436888

Location: Normanton, Wakefield, WF3

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Normanton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Altofts St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 32 SE

BIRKWOOD ROAD (south side, off),
Stanley Ferry Aqueduct (that part in Normanton CP)


Aqueduct carrying Calder Cut of Aire and Calder Navigation over River Calder.
Built 1837-39; designed in 1834 by George Leather jun. of George Leather and
Son, of Leeds. Cast iron with stone abutments. Arched suspension
construction, with trough designed in Classical style. Two iron girder areas
of 155 ft span, with a horizontal tie at the apex, and steel suspension rods
to the trough. The trough, 160 ft. long and 24 ft. wide, has on each outer
side a continuous colonnade of fluted Doric colonnettes with entablature
including triglyphs with guttae and mutules, the lower ends of the arched
supporting girders passing through at each end without interrupting the
colonnade. The stone abutment on each side is disguised by a pedimented
portico in matching style. The trough has been altered by removal of the
towpaths to widen the passage, but the iron stick railings have been replaced
in replica. The item is believed to be the first iron suspension aqueduct in
the world.

Listing NGR: SE3558023028

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