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Sowerby Long Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Latitude: 53.7123 / 53°42'44"N

Longitude: -1.9203 / 1°55'13"W

OS Eastings: 405356

OS Northings: 423991

OS Grid: SE053239

Mapcode National: GBR HT1H.1Z

Mapcode Global: WHB8G.GYSF

Entry Name: Sowerby Long Bridge

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313719

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339305

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Sowerby Bridge

Built-Up Area: Halifax

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sowerby Bridge Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 0423 and SE 0523
12/177 Sowerby Long Bridge
- II
Canal bridge. c1798, partly rebuilt C20. For the Rochdale Canal Company. Coursed
squared stone. Built abutting the rock face. Quoined horseshoe arch with tie-
stones; band truncated at north-east angle; parapet with ashlar coping. Pilaster
buttress at south-west angle rises into ashlar pier with pyramidal capstone. The
north-east corner has been rebuilt from just below band level upwards. The long
tunnel has tow path on south side with large kerb stones. The Rochdale Canal was
opened up between Sowerby Bridge and Rochdale in 1798. 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). K Parry, Trans-Pennine Heritage, Hills, People and Transport
(1981, p 64.
Sowerby Bridge Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Tourist Guide, pp 22-23.

Listing NGR: SE0535623991

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