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Gas Works Bridge, over River Calder

A Grade II Listed Building in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7094 / 53°42'33"N

Longitude: -1.8998 / 1°53'59"W

OS Eastings: 406708

OS Northings: 423672

OS Grid: SE067236

Mapcode National: GBR HT5K.H0

Mapcode Global: WHB8N.S1H3

Entry Name: Gas Works Bridge, over River Calder

Listing Date: 19 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184757

English Heritage Legacy ID: 339271

Location: Calderdale, HX6

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Sowerby Bridge

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sowerby Bridge Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SOWERBY BRIDGE MEARCLOUGH ROAD
SE 0623-0723
(north side, off)
13/130
- Gas Works Bridge, over
River Calder
- II
Bridge. 1816, widened mid C19. By Aydon and Elwell, Shelf Ironworks, Bradford.
For Messrs Thos Fearnside & Son of Mearclough Bottom Mill. Cast iron and steel,
stone abutments. Single wide segmental cast-iron arch rising from stone abutment
walls and supported at each end by 4 curved braces. Widened in steel mid C19,
the face of the bridge is of steel panels
bolted together and rising in centre; above are railings formed of standards
supporting 3 round-sectioned rails. A cast-iron date plaque removed from the
bridge and now displayed in Bankfield Industrial Museum, Halifax, records the date
of construction, the founders and for whom it was built. This is reported to be
the earliest remaining cast-iron bridge in Calderdale and similar castings were
used by the same firm for the high-level bridge at Scarborough.


Listing NGR: SE0670823672

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