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Description: Canal Basin and Associated Culvert and Canal Lining at Se 3930 0095
Date Listed: 9 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 333683
OS Grid Reference: SE3927900977
OS Grid Coordinates: 439279, 400977
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5040, -1.4093
SE 30 SE WOMBWELL ELSECAR CANAL
CANAL BASIN AND
AND CANAL LINING
AT SE3930 0095
Canal basin and associated culvert and canal lining c1798 for the Dearne and
Dove Canal Company. Tooled coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and
large, round-edged coping stones; some brick to culvert; later iron railings
around basin survive only in part. The rectangular basin lies parallel to the
canal on its south-east side; leading off from its north-west and north-east
corners (and parallel to the canal) are arms in which barges could wait; leading
off from its south-west and south-east corners and at right-angles to the canal
are cuts in which barges could stand while being loaded and in the ends of which
are paired overflow channels set below the coping and rectangular sluices (gates
and winding gear removed) at a lower level; the overflow channels and sluices
emptied into the culvert which runs along this side of the basin. The culvert
is stone-lined and segmental-arched and bottomed; at its south-west end (the
entrance) is a small segmental archway below brick retaining wall, water being
channelled into this by later stone-coped retaining walls; at its north end
(the exit) is a large, skewed, segmental archway with rock-faced voussoirs and
spandrels and stone retaining wall above the parapet rebuilt. The basin was
formerly linked to the canal by a narrow channel spanned by a tow path bridge:
the channel has been infilled and the bridge removed, but there remain the
curved corners of the channel surmounted by monolithic coping stones, and a short stretch of stone lining along the adjacent canal bank. The Elsecar branch of the Dearne and Dove Canal, on which the basin is situated, was the first part of the Dearne and Dove Canal to be opened. It was funded by a loan from Lord Fitz-william (who had extensive interests in Elsecar) and opened to traffic in December 1798. The basin is now empty and silted up (September 1987). Mostly in the parish of Wombwell, but partly in the parish of Hoyland Nether.
This item is also listed under the formed Urban District of Hoyland Nether (in
the Borough of Barnsley).
Listing NGR: SE3930000950
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Source: English Heritage
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