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Huddersfield Narrow Canal Lock No.23 (Lime Kiln Lock and Adjoining Tailbridge No.75 and Aqueduct N, Saddleworth

Description: Huddersfield Narrow Canal Lock No.23 (Lime Kiln Lock and Adjoining Tailbridge No.75 and Aqueduct N

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 212161

OS Grid Reference: SD9955106310
OS Grid Coordinates: 399551, 406310
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5534, -2.0082

Location: Mow Halls Lane, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 6AT

Locality: Saddleworth
County: Oldham
Country: England
Postcode: OL3 6AT

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Listing Text

9/147 Lock No.23
(Lime Kiln
Lock and adjoining
tailbridge No.75
- and Aqueduct No. 74)
Lock, tail bridge and adjoining aqueduct over the River
Tame. Betweeen 1794 and 1799. Benjamin Outram engineer.
Hammer-dressed stone. Lock has single upper and double lower
gates, is grooved for stop planks and has a boatman's ladder
inserted in one wall dating from the 1984 restoration. The
walls have several stonemason's marks. The bridge at the
lower end has an elliptical arch and the parapet wall has a
stone band, round-topped copings, is terminated in a square
pier at one end and sweeps down to towpath level at the
other. The aqueduct (higher end of lock) has a skew-
segmental arch span, battered side walls with stone band and
coping and battered square piers flanking the arch as well
as terminating the walls. R.B. Scholfield, 'The Construction
of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal', Transactions of the
Newcom Society, Vol.53, 1981-2.

Listing NGR: SD9955106310

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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