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Grand Union Canal Northampton Arm Drawbridge, Immediately North of Lock Number 13 at Sp 725 574, Northampton

Description: Grand Union Canal Northampton Arm Drawbridge, Immediately North of Lock Number 13 at Sp 725 574

Grade: II
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

Location: A43, Northampton NN4 9QS

Locality: Northampton
Local Authority: Northampton Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN4 9QS

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Listing Text

SP 75 NW
17/10007 DRAWBRIDGE,
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

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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