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Manchester and Ashton Under Lyne Canal Lock Number 18 (Fairfield Top Lock)

A Grade II Listed Building in Droylsden East, Tameside

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Latitude: 53.4776 / 53°28'39"N

Longitude: -2.1506 / 2°9'2"W

OS Eastings: 390102

OS Northings: 397887

OS Grid: SJ901978

Mapcode National: GBR FXF7.63

Mapcode Global: WHB9H.YV2C

Entry Name: Manchester and Ashton Under Lyne Canal Lock Number 18 (Fairfield Top Lock)

Listing Date: 14 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212749

Location: Tameside, M43

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: Droylsden East

Built-Up Area: Droylsden

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Droylsden St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


4/95 Lock No 18
(Fairfield Top Lock)


Lock. Between 1794 and 1797 but increased to a double lock in 1820s due to increased
traffic. Benjamin Outram engineer. Earlier lock (south) - hammer-dressed stone,
later lock-brick with stone dressings. The later lock no longer has gates and
functions as an overflow. The earlier lock has double-leaf head and tail gates
(replaced in 1970s along with hydraulic paddle gear). The walls have been repaired
using brick bands and boatman's steps have been recessed into the wall. The island
has wide steps at the tail end. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SJ9010297887

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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