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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 29475 32916



SE2932 WATER LANE, Holbeck 714-1/42/860 (North side) Bridge over Hol Beck


Bridge, flanking railings, and south piers. Dated 1849. For Marshall's Flax Mill. Cast-iron. Bridge of single flat span, approx 4m wide, the exposed faces having a roll moulding and recessed panel with the date in relief. Railing: spearhead finials above moulded rail, column-style standard at north ends, finials missing. Piers: square section, approx 1.75m tall; plinth, recessed panel, moulded cornice survives to left. This structure replaced a wooden bridge probably of c1808 which linked the flax spinning mill built by John Marshall on the north side of Hol Beck with his new warehouse on the south side, now on the corner of Marshall Street (qv). HISTORICAL NOTE: Marshall's mill properties were developed southwards, away from the original mill, as far as the Temple Mill, completed in 1843 (qv). The old mill continued in use and is shown in detail on the 1847 Ordnance Survey map, the wooden bridge carrying all the traffic between the two parts of the works. The construction of the new bridge coincides with the establishment of the line of Globe Road by 1850, but at that date Marshall's property was the only complex between the Hol Beck and the canal. By 1866 Marshall's had ceased to use the buildings north of the bridge and the site was almost clear; the Globe Foundry had been built and was beginning to expand on the north side of Globe Road (qv). The bridge therefore dates from the final use of the north side of Hol Beck by Marshall's Flax Mill; the firm closed in 1886. (Captain Tucker, surveyor: Ordnance Survey Map scale 5 feet: 1 mile: 1847-1850; Rapkin J: A map of Leeds: 1850-; Brierley W: Map of the Town of Leeds and its Vicinity: 1866-).

Listing NGR: SE2947532916


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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: 13 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/06116/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Pennie Keech. Source Historic England Archive
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