SD8436 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Clogger Bridge and Brierfield gasworks

taken 5 years ago, near to Brierfield, Lancashire, Great Britain

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Clogger Bridge and Brierfield gasworks
Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Clogger Bridge and Brierfield gasworks
Bridge#138 (Clogger Bridge) is a dressed stone accommodation bridge dating from 1795. It is a grade II listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 186210 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

The gas holder was once part of the Brierfield gas works, built during the second half of the nineteenth century built by Tunstill, the owner of Brierfield Mill. It was purchased by the Nelson Local Board in 1888 to meet the growing needs of the rapidly expanding town. The works have long been demolished, and the only remaining element is the tall Victorian gas holder with its ornate detailing.

The gas holder was constructed of cast iron and worked to produce an elegant design with slender components and ornately detailed finials. The strength provided by the material allows the gas holder to be of considerable height whilst retaining this slender form.

LinkExternal link Brierfield Conservation Area Appraisal - Pendle Borough Council
Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: SD8842
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe  Industry  Canals 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Canal (from Tags)
Leeds and Liverpool 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 844 368 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.6338N 2:14.2452W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 844 368
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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