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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: STANLEY FERRY AQUADUCT

List entry Number: 1261690

Location

STANLEY FERRY AQUADUCT, BIRKWOOD ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
WakefieldMetropolitan AuthorityNormanton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Oct-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436888

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

NORMANTON BIRKWOOD ROAD SE 32 SE (south side, off) 2/67 Stanley Ferry Aquaduct (that part in Normanton CP) I Aqueduct carrying Calder Cut of Aire and Calder Navigation over River Calder. Built 1837-39; designed in 1834 by George Leather jun. of George Leather and Son, of Leeds. Cast iron with stone abutments. Arched suspension construction, with trough designed in Classical style. Two iron girder areas of 155 ft span, with a horizontal tie at the apex, and steel suspension rods to the trough. The trough, 160 ft. long and 24 ft. wide, has on each outer side a continuous colonnade of fluted Doric colonnettes with entablature including triglyphs with guttae and mutules, the lower ends of the arched supporting girders passing through at each end without interrupting the colonnade. The stone abutment on each side is disguised by a pedimented portico in matching style. The trough has been altered by removal of the towpaths to widen the passage, but the iron stick railings have been replaced in replica. The item is believed to be the first iron suspension aquaduct in the world.

Listing NGR: SE3558023028

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National Grid Reference: SE 35580 23028

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