RIVER LOCK AND RETAINING WALLS TO RIVER AIRE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1255707
Date first listed:
07-Dec-1992
Statutory Address:
RIVER LOCK AND RETAINING WALLS TO RIVER AIRE, CANAL WHARF

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Location

Statutory Address:
RIVER LOCK AND RETAINING WALLS TO RIVER AIRE, CANAL WHARF

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 29846 33044

Details

LEEDS

SE2933SE CANAL WHARF 714-1/77/87 (North side (off)) 07/12/92 River Lock and retaining walls to River Aire

GV II*

Lock and retaining walls. 1770-1776. For the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company. Wooden gates with cast-iron fittings; coursed squared massive gritstone blocks to walls. 2 pairs of gates, the top pair fitted with probably original paddles ('jack' cloughs). The walling extends beyond the lower gates and under a footbridge with stone steps and replaced handrails to form the retaining walls on the River Aire, approximate length 15m. This was Lock No.1 on the canal and is one of only 5 sets of locks to retain original 'jack' cloughs at the Yorkshire end of the canal. HISTORICAL NOTE: at the opening of the 33-mile stretch of the canal from Leeds to Holmbridge, near Gargrave, in 1777 an opening ceremony was held here before a crowd of 20,000-30,000 people and a procession of boats passed through the lock. (Burt S & Grady K: The Merchants' Golden Age, Leeds 1700-1790: 1987-: 16).



Listing NGR: SE2984633044

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
465742
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Burt, , Grady, , The Merchants Golden Age Leeds 1700-1790, (1987), 16

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: 16 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08410/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Karran. Source Historic England Archive
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