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

A Grade I Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1155 / 54°6'55"N

Longitude: -1.5733 / 1°34'23"W

OS Eastings: 427990

OS Northings: 468929

OS Grid: SE279689

Mapcode National: GBR KNGV.5G

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.TT0C

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

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173904

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331076

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal an

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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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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