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Latitude: 53.8558 / 53°51'20"N
Longitude: -1.8379 / 1°50'16"W
OS Eastings: 410758
OS Northings: 439959
OS Grid: SE107399
Mapcode National: GBR HRLV.WK
Mapcode Global: WHC91.QBZY
Entry Name: Leeds and Liverpool Canal Five Rise Locks with Overflow Channel
Listing Date: 9 August 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1314303
English Heritage Legacy ID: 337964
Location: Bradford, BD16
Civil Parish: Bingley
Built-Up Area: Bingley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Bingley All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE1039NE BINGLEY LEEDS AND
8/113 Five Rise Locks
9.8.66 with overflow
5-rise locks and overflow channel. c1773 by John Longbottom.
Large dressed stone retaining walls with rebates for gates. 1st
lock has widely splayed sloping wall to either side. Other locks
have ramped walls to curved platforms approached up a flight of
15 stone steps to either side. Issuing at right angles from each
lock are overflow channels which spill into a wider sloping channel
to right which flows into canal at lower level to right of 1st lock.
The canal was authorised by an Act of 1768 and planned by James
Brindley. This portion was the work of local masons and remains
in virtually unaltered condition. These locks, including the 3, 2
and 1 Rise Locks (q q.v.), raise boats to a height of 120 feet and
are perhaps the vast important flight of locks in the country, the
5-rise locks being one of the greatest feats of engineering of the
Listing NGR: SE1075839959
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