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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1313719
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339305
Location: Calderdale, HX6
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
SOWERBY BRIDGE ROCHDALE CANAL
SE 0423 and SE 0523
12/177 Sowerby Long Bridge
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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