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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: THE WET DOCK

List entry Number: 1313744

Location

THE WET DOCK

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

County District District Type Parish
CalderdaleMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Oct-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Jul-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 339344

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Details

SOWERBY BRIDGE

1330/13/216 SOWERBY BRIDGE CANAL BASIN 17-OCT-75 THE WET DOCK (Formerly listed as: BOLTON BROW SOWERBY BRIDGE CANAL BASIN 4 EAST WAREHOUSE)

GV II*



Canal wet dock and warehouse. Probably c.1775, for the Calder and Hebble Navigation Company. Coursed stone, corrugated asbestos roof. 3 storeys, 7 x 3 bays. West front: symmetrical facade, the central bay blind. Openings have plain stone surrounds, the windows with flat-faced mullions (some mullions removed). Bays 3 and 5 have a loading door on each floor, those on ground and 2nd floors of bay 5 now blocked and with 2-light windows. 3-light windows to bays 2 and 6. 2-light windows to bays 1 and 7, that to first floor of bay 1 made into door to give access to iron crane attached to left corner. Paired gutter brackets on table. Rear: as front. Right return: central loading door to ground and first floors. Left return, fronting basin: tall central archway giving access to wet dock flanked on ground and first floors by 3-light windows with small pane glazing (mullions of ground-floor left window removed). Interior: central longitudinal bay forms wet dock. Chamfered timber posts support large scantling beams. First floor: remains of machinery suspended from ceiling. Trap doors here and on second floor. Elaborate roof trusses with vertical and diagonal members. History. Tenders were invited for the building of a first warehouse on the basin in 1770, this presumably being The Moorings (No 1) (qv); another warehouse had been built by 1778 and others decided upon in 1788 and 1792. Included at grade II* as an exceptionally fine and well-preserved warehouse.

Sources: (Hadfield, p58, Sowerby Bridge p 23). C Hadfield, Canals of Yorkshire and North-East England (1972). Sowerby Bridge, Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Guide.



Listing NGR: SE0653223713

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Sowerby Bridge Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Tourist Guide, (1985)
Hadfield, C, The Canals of Yorkshire and North East England, (1972)

National Grid Reference: SE 06532 23713

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