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List entry Summary

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

Name: BARTON BRIDGE, BARTON AQUEDUCT AND CONTROL TOWER (THAT PART IN ECCLES)

List entry Number: 1162870

Location

BARTON BRIDGE, BARTON AQUEDUCT AND CONTROL TOWER, MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL, ECCLES

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

County District District Type Parish
SalfordMetropolitan Authority

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Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Jul-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 211942

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History

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Details

ECCLES MANCHESTER SHIP SJ 793ll CANAL 4/9 Barton Bridge,Barton Aqueduct and Control - Tower. That part in Eccles G.V. II* 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 control tower with pyramidal roof and external staircase. The aqueduct was built to replace Brindleys famous aqueduct of c.1760 and is in itself a considerable feat of engineering.

Listing NGR: SJ7663397602

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National Grid Reference: SJ 76633 97602

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