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Leeds and Liverpool Canal Five Rise Locks with Overflow Channel

A Grade I Listed Building in Bingley, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.8558 / 53°51'20"N

Longitude: -1.8379 / 1°50'16"W

OS Eastings: 410758

OS Northings: 439959

OS Grid: SE107399

Mapcode National: GBR HRLV.WK

Mapcode Global: WHC91.QBZY

Entry Name: Leeds and Liverpool Canal Five Rise Locks with Overflow Channel

Listing Date: 9 August 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314303

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337964

Location: Bingley, Bradford, BD16

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Bingley

Built-Up Area: Bingley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bingley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


8/113 Five Rise Locks
9.8.66 with overflow


5-rise locks and overflow channel. c1773 by John Longbottom.
Large dressed stone retaining walls with rebates for gates. 1st
lock has widely splayed sloping wall to either side. Other locks
have ramped walls to curved platforms approached up a flight of
15 stone steps to either side. Issuing at right angles from each
lock are overflow channels which spill into a wider sloping channel
to right which flows into canal at lower level to right of 1st lock.

The canal was authorised by an Act of 1768 and planned by James
Brindley. This portion was the work of local masons and remains
in virtually unaltered condition. These locks, including the 3, 2
and 1 Rise Locks (q q.v.), raise boats to a height of 120 feet and
are perhaps the vast important flight of locks in the country, the
5-rise locks being one of the greatest feats of engineering of the
canal age.

Listing NGR: SE1075839959

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