SE2839 : Culvert under Seven Arches aqueduct

taken 1 year ago, near to Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Great Britain

Culvert under Seven Arches aqueduct
Culvert under Seven Arches aqueduct
The culvert to take the Adel Beck under the aqueduct was built in 1866 at the time the aqueduct itself was replaced by an underground water main, and is covered by the grade II listing.
Seven Arches aqueduct, Scotland Wood

Seven Arches is the local name for this former aqueduct over Adel Beck, in Scotland Wood about 800m north of the Leeds ring road. It was designed by George Leather for the Leeds Water Works Company and built 1841-42 to supply water from the newly built Eccup reservoir to the centre of Leeds. By 1866 it had insufficient capacity for the growing city and was replaced by the first of now several water mains. It is now listed grade II (list entry 1256089).

Marsh / Adel / Meanwood / Sheepscar / Lady Beck

A tributary of the river Aire which changes its name four times in its 15.5km (10 mile) course, the beck rises at SE 24004300 and flows as Marsh Beck for 3.5km to Golden Acre Park, thereafter becoming the Adel Beck for a further 3.5km to Scotland Wood. Up to this point it has been a small rural stream, but from here onwards takes on an increasingly urban and industrial character, as it becomes the Meanwood Beck for the next 5.5km with many small weirs, dams and intakes that provided water for the mills of the Meanwood Valley. From Buslingthorpe, it becomes the Sheepscar Beck for 1.5km to where it flows under the A61 (Regent Street), and finally as the Lady Beck flows mainly in open or underground culverts for a final 1.5km through the city, discharging to the Aire just above Crown Point Weir at SE30863311.

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Sunday, 5 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 9 July, 2020
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2860 3944 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:51.0248N 1:34.0045W
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