SE1039 : Bingley Three-Rise Locks

taken 6 years ago, near to Bingley, Bradford, Great Britain

Bingley Three-Rise Locks
Bingley Three-Rise Locks
The Three-Rise Locks were built in 1774 at the same time as the more famous Bingley Five-Rise Locks, half a mile further up the canal. They raise the canal level by 30 feet; very impressive, but still are only half the height of the-Five Rise.

The Three-Rise staircase locks are grade II* listed (English Heritage Building ID: 337963 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
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
Wednesday, 15 April, 2015   (more nearby)
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Monday, 20 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Canals 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
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Leeds and Liverpool 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 107 394 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:51.0652N 1:50.3208W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 107 394
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