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Barton Bridge, Barton Aqueduct and Control Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Davyhulme East, Trafford

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Latitude: 53.4744 / 53°28'27"N

Longitude: -2.3534 / 2°21'12"W

OS Eastings: 376642

OS Northings: 397581

OS Grid: SJ766975

Mapcode National: GBR DX08.97

Mapcode Global: WH988.TXJT

Entry Name: Barton Bridge, Barton Aqueduct and Control Tower

Listing Date: 30 June 1987

Last Amended: 17 May 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212993

Location: Salford, M41

County: Trafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Davyhulme East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Salford

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Davyhulme Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

This asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1162870, in the Parish of Eccles. This entry was removed from the list on 6th May 2015.

Barton Bridge, Barton Aqueduct and Control Tower
(Formerly listed as Barton Bridge, Barton Aqueduct and Control Tower (that part in Davyhulme) and Barton Bridge, Barton Aqueduct and Control Tower (that part in Eccles))

In the entry for

Barton Bridge Barton
Aqueduct and Control Tower
that part in Urmston

amended to read (Davyhulme)
Barton Bridge, Barton
Aqueduct and Control Tower
that part in Davyhulme

In the entry for:

SJ 79 NE
(SJ 7697 NE)
2/31 Barton bridge, Barton
Aqueduct and Control
Tower (that part in


the Grade shall be amended to read Grade II* (star).

This entry was also amended by the 1st amendment of the 28th list.


SJ 79 NE
(SJ 7697 NE) CANAL
2/31 Barton Bridge,
Barton Aqueduct
and Control Tower.
That part in Urmston
Swing road bridge, swing canal aqueduct and centrally placed
control tower. c.1894. Sir Leader Williams engineer. Wrought
iron; brick tower. Both the bridge and aqueduct revolve on a
central axis to allow the passage of ships. The aqueduct
takes the form of a boxed lattice girder with a cranked
upper member and the channel, which remains full of water
when turning, at the bottom. The road bridge has bow-string
lattice girders to either side of the roadway. Fabricated by
A. Handyside and Co. Ltd. Tall 2 x 2-bay, 4-storey central
tower with pyramid roof and external staircase. The aqueduct
was built to replace Brindley's famous aqueduct of c.1760
and is in itself a considerable feat of engineering.

Listing NGR: SJ7664297581

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