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Description: Grand Union Canal Northampton Arm Drawbridge, Immediately North of Lock Number 13 at Sp 725 574
Date Listed: 30 June 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 232297
OS Grid Reference: SP7262357451
OS Grid Coordinates: 472623, 257451
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2105, -0.9386
NORTHAMPTON GRAND UNION CANAL
SP 75 NW
IMMEDIATELY N. OF
LOCK NO.13 AT
SP 725 574
Drawbridge over canal. 1812-15, restored C19 and C20. Brick abutments supporting a
pivoting wooden deck, with handrail on one side. Deck is suspended by chains from two
balance beams which pivot on two upright posts. Beams act as counterweights, allowing deck
to be raised or lowered across 'narrows' below lock no.13 (q.v.). One of two standing
drawbridges on the Northampton Arm. This type of canal structure has now become very rare
in England and this important survivor has group value with the Northampton flight of locks
Listing NGR: SP7250057400
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Source: English Heritage
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