Description: Aire and Calder Navigation Selby Canal Selby Lock
Date Listed: 14 November 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 325709
OS Grid Reference: SE6220632184
OS Grid Coordinates: 462206, 432184
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7823, -1.0574
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AIRE AND CALDER NAVIGATION
1. Selby Canal
SE 6232 7/38
1775-8. Engineer: William Jessop. Resident engineer: John Gott. Contractors:
John and James Pinkerton. Massive ashlar kerbstones and retaining walls,
splayed at either end. Iron bollards and mooring irons. Two wooden lock
gates. Cast iron paddle mechanism embossed "John Sturge and Co. Bowling Iron Works. Aire and Calder Navigation 1828".
History: Cutting on the Selby Canal began in 1775, and it was opened on 29
April 1778. Although John Smeaton had originally been retained by the
company, he delegated the surveying to his assistant William Jessop (1745-
1814), who later became famous as the engineer of the Grand Junction Canal.
Listing NGR: SE6220632184
Source: English Heritage
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