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Roving Bridge over Grand Union Canal West of Hampstead Road Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Wembley, London

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Latitude: 51.5409 / 51°32'27"N

Longitude: -0.1461 / 0°8'45"W

OS Eastings: 528666

OS Northings: 184074

OS Grid: TQ286840

Mapcode National: GBR C1.CS

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.FJ4L

Plus Code: 9C3XGVR3+9H

Entry Name: Roving Bridge over Grand Union Canal West of Hampstead Road Lock

Listing Date: 22 July 1977

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272428

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476808

Location: Camden, London, NW1

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Camden Town with Primrose Hill

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Silas the Martyr with Holy Trinity Kentish Town

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/65/153 Roving bridge over Grand Union Canal
22/07/77 west of Hampstead Road Lock
(Formerly Listed as:
Roving Bridge (West of Hampstead
Road Lock))


Roving bridge. Early/mid C19, restored late C20. Cast-iron
single span skew cross-over bridge originally with
wrought-iron tension stays but now restored with steel tension
cables; decking renewed. Approached on both sides by steep
ramps with granite setts and stone parapets with many rope
markings. The stone and metal approaches to the bridge are
scarred by the tow ropes of barges drawn out of the lock and
under the bridge which takes the towpath back onto the
northern side of the canal. HISTORICAL NOTE: going down hill
the horses could get back onto the towpath by crossing
Hampstead Road Bridge (qv) and entering by the ramp west of
the bridge opposite the lock-keeper's cottage, now the Regents
Canal Information Centre (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ2866684074

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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