Five Rise Locks, Bingley, West Yorkshire

Five Rise Locks, Bingley, West Yorkshire
Photograph taken September 1993 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: AA93/04715

One of the greatest feats of canal engineering of its day, this lock was built by John Longbottom in 1773 to James Brindley's design. It raises boats on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by over 35 metres. To the right of the picture the overflow channel can be seen as a small water inlet.

Location

West Yorkshire Bingley

Period

1990s (1990 - 1999)

Themes

Tags

transport canal lock leisure people industrial revolution 1990s (1990 - 1999)