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Latitude: 53.7096 / 53°42'34"N
Longitude: -1.9038 / 1°54'13"W
OS Eastings: 406445
OS Northings: 423690
OS Grid: SE064236
Mapcode National: GBR HT4J.MY
Mapcode Global: WHB8N.Q0MZ
Entry Name: The Moorings and Sowerby Marine Limited
Listing Date: 17 October 1975
Last Amended: 19 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1366092
English Heritage Legacy ID: 339342
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 SOWERBY BRIDGE CANAL BASIN
13/214 The Moorings and Sowerby
(formerly listed as West
Warehouse (No 1 and No 2),
Canal warehouses, now restaurant and bar and commercial premises. Probably 1770,
for the Calder and Hebble Navigation Company (Sowerby Bridge, p 23). Coursed
squared stone, stone slate roof. L-shaped plan. 3 storeys, 9 x 3 bays with wing
to rear right. West front: bays 3 and 9 have 2-storey wagon arches, round-headed
with punch-dressed quoins and voussoirs aligned to courses, the angles of bay-3
archway rounded, the bay-7 archway partly infilled and with doorway to each floor.
Above each archway a double board loading door with impost and base blocks and stone
cills and lintels. Similar narrower doorway to 2nd floor of bay 5. Windows have
stone lintels, projecting cills and c1980 small-pane glazing. Plain gutter brackets.
Roof hipped on left. Rear (fronting basin): 3-bay wing projects on left; 6 right-
hand bays under 2 gables. Main range: 3rd bay from right has opposing wagon arch-
way with window above and on each floor of flanking bays a loading door; windows
as front; on first floor at right corner the base of a support for a canopy formerly
running along building. Wing: on each floor a double loading door (2 upper ones
partially blocked) flanked by windows. Remains of hoist rising through ridge.
Right return of wing (onto basin) of 5 bays, central bay of loading doors. Left
return (main range): central bay of loading doors flanked by windows. Right return
(main range and wing): 8 bays, bay 6 of loading doors. Interior: slender cast-
iron columns support large scantling cross-beams; windows have chamfered reveals;
roof of fishbone king post trusses with further vertical and diagonal members.
Tenders were invited to build the first warehouse on the basin in 1770, this
presumably being the present No 1 warehouse (Sowerby Bridge, p23).
C Hadfield, Canals of Yorkshire and North East England (1972).
Sowerby Bridge, Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Guide.
Listing NGR: SE0644523690
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