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Grand Union Canal Northampton Arm Drawbridge, Immediately North of Lock Number 13 at Sp 725 574

A Grade II Listed Building in Northampton, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2105 / 52°12'37"N

Longitude: -0.9386 / 0°56'18"W

OS Eastings: 472623

OS Northings: 257452

OS Grid: SP726574

Mapcode National: GBR BWL.9JF

Mapcode Global: VHDS4.PP5S

Entry Name: Grand Union Canal Northampton Arm Drawbridge, Immediately North of Lock Number 13 at Sp 725 574

Listing Date: 30 June 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249266

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232297

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

Civil Parish: Hunsbury Meadows

Built-Up Area: Swan Valley

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Rothersthorpe St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

NORTHAMPTON GRAND UNION CANAL
SP 75 NW
NORTHAMPTON ARM
17/10007 DRAWBRIDGE,
IMMEDIATELY N. OF
LOCK NO.13 AT
SP 725 574

GV II

Drawbridge over canal. 1812-15, restored C19 and C20. Brick abutments supporting a
pivoting wooden deck, with handrail on one side. Deck is suspended by chains from two
balance beams which pivot on two upright posts. Beams act as counterweights, allowing deck
to be raised or lowered across 'narrows' below lock no.13 (q.v.). One of two standing
drawbridges on the Northampton Arm. This type of canal structure has now become very rare
in England and this important survivor has group value with the Northampton flight of locks
(q.v.).


Listing NGR: SP7250057400

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