Bingley Three Rise Locks

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Bingley Three Rise Locks from below
The Three Rise Locks from alongside

Bingley Three Rise Locks is a staircase of three locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Bingley, West Yorkshire, England. It opened in 1774 and was a major feat of engineering at the time along with the larger Five Rise opened at the same time and several hundred metres further up. The lock comprises a staircase flight—the lower gate of one lock forming the upper gate of the next lock.

In 1985 the locks were designated Grade II* listed status.[1]

In 2007 the lock gates were refurbished[2] with full replacement of the gates taking place in December 2015. Hand crafted English Oak gates weighing 4.5 tonnes (5.0 tons) were swung into place on the locks in a £3.5 million modernisation programme.[3]

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  1. ^ Historic England. "Leeds & Liverpool Canal; Three-Rise Locks with overflow channel  (Grade II*) (1133361)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  2. ^ White, Clive (13 November 2007). "Three Rise Locks get 18th century makeover". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Tate, Chris (19 October 2015). "Restoration work to start at Bingley Three Rise Locks". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 

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Coordinates: 53°51′05″N 1°50′18″W / 53.8514°N 1.8384°W / 53.8514; -1.8384