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Watergate Near to Iron Bridge on Island at Walton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Walton, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.642 / 53°38'31"N

Longitude: -1.4508 / 1°27'2"W

OS Eastings: 436407

OS Northings: 416304

OS Grid: SE364163

Mapcode National: GBR LV9B.Q5

Mapcode Global: WHDCB.PQCB

Entry Name: Watergate Near to Iron Bridge on Island at Walton Hall

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Last Amended: 27 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342352

Location: Walton, Wakefield, WF2

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Walton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sandal Magna St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


3/48 Watergate near to
22.11.66 Iron Bridge on
Island at Walton Hall
(formerly listed with
iron bridge at
Walton Hall)


Water gate. Said to be medieval. Roughly-dressed well-coursed masonry largely
overgrown by ivy. Central segmental archway with inner recess for doors leads
to flight of 7 stone steps. Flanking central turrets from one of which it is
said Oliver Cromwell fired the first swivel-cannon gun in England. The whole is
surmounted by large carved wooden crucifix.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SE3640716304

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