LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL, SEVEN CANAL LOCKS SPACED ALONG 1 KILOMETRE OF LEEDS LIVERPOOL CANAL FROM TOP LOCK BRIDGE ON COPTHURST LANE AT NORTH END TO JUNCTION WITH WALTON SUMMIT BRANCH AT SOUTH END

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1204630
Date first listed:
21-Feb-1984
Statutory Address:
LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL, SEVEN CANAL LOCKS SPACED ALONG 1 KILOMETRE OF LEEDS LIVERPOOL CANAL FROM TOP LOCK BRIDGE ON COPTHURST LANE AT NORTH END TO JUNCTION WITH WALTON SUMMIT BRANCH AT SOUTH END

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL, SEVEN CANAL LOCKS SPACED ALONG 1 KILOMETRE OF LEEDS LIVERPOOL CANAL FROM TOP LOCK BRIDGE ON COPTHURST LANE AT NORTH END TO JUNCTION WITH WALTON SUMMIT BRANCH AT SOUTH END

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Lancashire
District:
Chorley (District Authority)
Parish:
Whittle-le-Woods
National Grid Reference:
SD 59234 21147

Details

SD 52 SE WHITTLE-LE-WOODS JOHNSON'S HILLOCK

Seven Canal Locks spaced along 1km of Leeds-Liverpool Canal,from Top 3/159 Lock Bridge on Copthurst Lane at N. - end, to junction with Walton Summit GV Branch at S. end

II

Seven canal locks by which Leeds - Liverpool Canal was joined to Lancaster Canal South End in 1816. Large gritstone blocks: wooden gates (some now have metal push bars) with iron sluices etc. Locks do not form a single flight, but are irregularly spaced in a total length of 1 km from Top Lock Bridge on Copthurst Lane at the north end to the junction with Walton Summit Branch at the south end. All are of standard form, all have wooden footbridges at the lower end,but the entrances of Top Lock, 4th Lock and 7th Lock differ: lower entrance of Top Lock and upper entrance of 4th lock are extended to pass under (respectively) Top Lock Bridge (q.v.) and 4th Lock Bridge (q.v.) and the left wall at the lower entrance to 7th lock turns round the junction to form a bullnose which is crossed by a raised stone causeway between 2 footbridges. Between the 3 lowest locks are 2 basins. All locks in working order. (Part of Top Lock, and Top Lock House which shares GV are in Heapey CP).

Listing NGR: SD5923421147

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
357677
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 12 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/02936/34
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