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Aire and Calder Navigation Selby Canal Selby Lock, Selby

Description: Aire and Calder Navigation Selby Canal Selby Lock

Grade: II
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

Location: Shipyard Road, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 8FD

Locality: Selby
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO8 8FD

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Listing Text

1. Selby Canal
5342 ---------------------------
Selby Lock

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

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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