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

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

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 212605

OS Grid Reference: SJ9543498233
OS Grid Coordinates: 395434, 398233
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4808, -2.0703

Location: Tame Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside SK15 1ST

Locality: Stalybridge
County: Tameside
Country: England
Postcode: SK15 1ST

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Listing Text


4/144 Stakes Aqueduct
and tow-path
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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Source: English Heritage

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