SE2833 : Oddy Locks, lower chamber

taken 2 years ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

Oddy Locks, lower chamber
Oddy Locks, lower chamber
There is a bench mark LinkExternal link just in front of the mooring bollard in the bottom right corner.
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.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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SE2833, 536 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Leeds and Liverpool  Lock 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century  1770s 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2860 3350 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.8216N 1:34.0375W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2861 3348
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Canal Staircase Locks  Grade II Listed 

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