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Canal Approximately 500 Metres Long, with the Drum Falls and Weir Inlet, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Description: Canal Approximately 500 Metres Long, with the Drum Falls and Weir Inlet

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 331076

OS Grid Reference: SE2799068929
OS Grid Coordinates: 427990, 468929
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1155, -1.5733

Location: Chair Walk, Ripon HG4 3DY

Locality: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3DY

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Listing Text

SE 2868

9/72 Canal approximately 500
metres long, with the
Drum Falls and weir inlet


Canal between the Rustic Bridge (qv) and the Cascade (qv), with weir inlet
at south end. Begun c1718 for John Aislabie. Gritstone and clay.
Approximately 500 metres long and 10 metres wide, with a change in direction
at the weir known as Drum Falls. Canal: stone lining and clay puddled base,
the lining collapsed along most of its length. A shallow segmental arch on
east side approximately 10 metres from the Rustic Bridge (qv) covers sluice
outlet. Drum Falls: flanking walls and sluice rebuilt 1984 after the
collapse of the wooden core to the dam. Although the excavation of the
canal began in 1718 the canal bank was still being built in 1727-28 with
surface stone from Galphay Moor. The south (inlet) end is framed by the
Rustic Bridge (qv), originally the limit of the formal water garden, and at
the north (outlet) end is the cascade of the weir (qv) into the lake. The
canal was the axis of a long view from north of the lake, over Tent Hill and
the Temple of Venus, to How Hill Tower, Markington (qv) - a distance of 1½
miles. The Drum Falls takes its name from the rhythm heard in the water
emerging from the curved tunnel at the Rustic Bridge (qv) and dropping over
the weir into the lower stretch. The rhythm varies with the water volume
and can be seen as well as heard. W T C Walker, Studley Royal and Fountains
Abbev Estate, 1976.

Listing NGR: SE2799068929

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Source: English Heritage

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