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Huddersfield Narrow Canal Stakes Aqueduct and Tow Path Bridge (Aqueduct Bridge) over River Tame

A Grade II Listed Building in Stalybridge, Tameside

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4808 / 53°28'50"N

Longitude: -2.0703 / 2°4'12"W

OS Eastings: 395434

OS Northings: 398233

OS Grid: SJ954982

Mapcode National: GBR FXZ5.LY

Mapcode Global: WHB9K.5RFX

Plus Code: 9C5VFWJH+8V

Entry Name: Huddersfield Narrow Canal Stakes Aqueduct and Tow Path Bridge (Aqueduct Bridge) over River Tame

Listing Date: 6 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356465

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212605

Location: Tameside, SK15

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: Dukinfield Stalybridge

Built-Up Area: Stalybridge

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Stalybridge Holy Trinity and Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Description

SJ 99 NE STALYBRIDGE HUDDERSFIELD NARROW
CANAL

4/144 Stakes Aqueduct
and tow-path
bridge
(Aqueduct
Bridge) over
- River Tame

- II

Aqueduct and tow-path bridge. 1800. Benjamin Outram
engineer, designedand cast at Butterley Iron Works. Cast
iron and dressed stone respectively. Cast iron trough
aqueduct flanked by a hump-backed tow-path bridge. The
aqueduct was fabricated in situ out of rectangular cast iron
sections which are bolted together. Each section has a large
tension flange, a small compression flange, and webbed side
flanges. Each end has stop plank housings. Remedial measures
which involved using the stone arch of the tow-path bridge
to support the aqueduct mid-span date from 1875. The tow-
path bridge has an elliptical arch, a stone band and a hump-
backed parapet with round-topped copings which has half been
rebuilt with a level parapet. A built-in mile stone records
"191 miles" and a bench mark. The aqueduct replaced the
original stone aqueduct of 1795 and is amongst the earliest
iron trough aqueducts in Britain. Transactions of the
Newcomen Society, Vol. 53 1981-2 pp 17-38.


Listing NGR: SJ9543498233

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