Stanley Ferry Aqueduct

This is a pair of Aqueducts over the River Calder
Ferry Lane, Stanley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 
Stanley Ferry Aqueduct is a major waterways place on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Wakefield Section) between Fall Ing Junction (Junction of the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Aire and Calder Navigation (Wakefield Section)) (2 miles and 4¾ furlongs and 1 lock to the southwest) and Castleford Junction (Junction of the Aire and Calder Navigation (Wakefield Section) and the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line)) (4 miles and 7¼ furlongs and 3 locks to the east).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Fall Ing Junction is Stanley Ferry Marina; ½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Castleford Junction is Stanley Ferry Workshops (C&R Trust); ¼ furlongs away.

Mooring here is impossible (don't try it!) .

There is a small aqueduct or underbridge here which takes a river under the canal.

 
User contributed information about Stanley Ferry Aqueduct
This is a nice / safe place to stay with nice country walks and also two pubs both selling food.\\There is BW showers/ toilets waste and pump out etc. There is a marina selling some goods / gas and diesel.\\Its approx 3 miles from Wakefield town centre with a bus service from outside the car park.\\There is a local convenience store approx 15 mins walk from the pub selling news papers etc.
Information last edited Thursday the 11th of January, 2018 at 11:35 PM by Shultzy.

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Nearest water point

Stanley Ferry Water Point — 1¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Fall Ing Junction On this waterway in the direction of Fall Ing Junction
King's Road Lock No 3 — 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Castleford Junction
Woodnook Lock No 4 — 2 miles, 5½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castleford Junction
Castleford Sanitary Station — 5 miles and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Castleford Sanitary Station
Bulholme Lock No 9 — 5 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Bulholme Lock No 9
Broad Cut Low Lock No 3 — 5 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Broad Cut Low Lock No 3
Horbury Basin Residential Moorings & Sanitary Station — 7 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Horbury Basin Residential Moorings & Sanitary Station
Lemonroyd Marina — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Lemonroyd Marina
Woodlesford Lock No 5 — 9 miles, 5½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Woodlesford Lock No 5
Fishpond Lock No 4 — 10 miles, 4½ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Fishpond Lock No 4
Bank Dole Lock No 1 — 12 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Bank Dole Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section) to Bank Dole Lock No 1
Shepley Bridge Sanitary Station — 12 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Shepley Bridge Sanitary Station
Leeds Sanitary Station — 14 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Sanitary Station
Leeds Dock Visitor Moorings — 14 miles, 4½ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Dock Entrance, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Leeds Dock) to Leeds Dock Visitor Moorings
Beal Bridge — 14 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Bank Dole Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section) to Beal Bridge
Beal Lock No 2 — 14 miles, 7 furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Bank Dole Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section) to Beal Lock No 2
Leeds Visitor Moorings — 15 miles, 2 furlongs and 10 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Bridge, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Leeds Visitor Moorings
Oddy Staircase Locks Nos 4 and 5 — 15 miles, 6 furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Bridge, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Oddy Staircase Locks Nos 4 and 5
Whitley Lock No 11 — 15 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Whitley Lock No 11

Nearest rubbish disposal

On this waterway in the direction of Fall Ing Junction
Wakefield Visitor Moorings — 2 miles, 6 furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Wakefield Visitor Moorings
Castleford Sanitary Station — 5 miles and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Castleford Sanitary Station
Horbury Basin Residential Moorings & Sanitary Station — 7 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Horbury Basin Residential Moorings & Sanitary Station
Lemonroyd Marina — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Lemonroyd Marina
Woodlesford Lock No 5 — 9 miles, 5½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Woodlesford Lock No 5
Shepley Bridge Sanitary Station — 12 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Shepley Bridge Sanitary Station
Leeds Sanitary Station — 14 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Sanitary Station
Leeds Basin — 15 miles, 1½ furlongs and 9 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Bridge, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to Leeds Basin
Whitley Lock No 11 — 15 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Whitley Lock No 11
Brighouse Basin — 17 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Brighouse Basin
Brighouse Basin Bridge No 8 — 17 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Brighouse Basin Bridge No 8
Aspley Basin — 18 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Cooper Bridge Junction, then on the Huddersfield Broad Canal to Aspley Basin

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

On this waterway in the direction of Fall Ing Junction
Wakefield Visitor Moorings — 2 miles, 6 furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Wakefield Visitor Moorings
Castleford Sanitary Station — 5 miles and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Castleford Sanitary Station
Horbury Basin Residential Moorings & Sanitary Station — 7 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Horbury Basin Residential Moorings & Sanitary Station
Lemonroyd Marina — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Lemonroyd Marina
Savile Town Wharf and Basin (Dewsbury) — 10 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Dewsbury Arm Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Dewsbury Old Cut) to Savile Town Wharf and Basin (Dewsbury)
Shepley Bridge Sanitary Station — 12 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Shepley Bridge Sanitary Station
Leeds Sanitary Station — 14 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Sanitary Station
Whitley Lock No 11 — 15 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Whitley Lock No 11
Brighouse Basin — 17 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Brighouse Basin
Brighouse Basin Bridge No 8 — 17 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Brighouse Basin Bridge No 8
Aspley Basin — 18 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Cooper Bridge Junction, then on the Huddersfield Broad Canal to Aspley Basin

Nearest place to turn

Stanley Ferry Marina — ½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Fall Ing Junction
Faries Hill Lock Arm — 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castleford Junction
Wakefield Weir Entrance — 3 miles, ¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Wakefield Weir Entrance
Bulholme Lock Weir Exit — 5 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Bulholme Lock Weir Exit
Broad Cut Weir Entrance — 5 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Broad Cut Weir Entrance
Waller Bridge — 5 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Waller Bridge
Horbury Basin Residential Moorings & Sanitary Station — 7 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Horbury Basin Residential Moorings & Sanitary Station
Lemonroyd Lock Weir Exit — 8 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Lemonroyd Lock Weir Exit
Fleet Lane Arm — 8 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Fleet Lane Arm
Dewsbury Arm Junction — 9 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Dewsbury Arm Junction
Savile Town Wharf and Basin (Dewsbury) — 10 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Dewsbury Arm Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Dewsbury Old Cut) to Savile Town Wharf and Basin (Dewsbury)
Bank Dole Lock Junction — 12 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Bank Dole Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section) to Bank Dole Lock Junction
Shepley Bridge Marina — 12 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Shepley Bridge Marina
Junction with River Aire (Old Channel) South — 13 miles and 6 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Junction with River Aire (Old Channel) South
Junction with River Aire (Old Channel) North — 13 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Junction with River Aire (Old Channel) North
Knostrop Flood Lock Weir Entrance — 13 miles, 5½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Knostrop Flood Lock Weir Entrance
Leeds Dock Side Arm — 14 miles, 4½ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Dock Entrance, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Leeds Dock) to Leeds Dock Side Arm
Beal Lock No 2 Weir Entrance — 14 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Bank Dole Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section) to Beal Lock No 2 Weir Entrance
Battye Weir Entrance — 14 miles, 6 furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Battye Weir Entrance
River Aire Junction — 15 miles, ¾ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Bridge, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) to River Aire Junction

Nearest self-operated pump-out

On this waterway in the direction of Fall Ing Junction
Castleford Sanitary Station — 5 miles and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford) to Castleford Sanitary Station
Leeds Sanitary Station — 14 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Leeds Sanitary Station

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Lemonroyd Marina — 8 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Castleford Junction, then on the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Castleford to Leeds) to Lemonroyd Marina
Shepley Bridge Marina — 12 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Shepley Bridge Marina
Aspley Basin — 18 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Fall Ing Junction, then on the Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line) to Cooper Bridge Junction, then on the Huddersfield Broad Canal to Aspley Basin
 

Wikipedia has a page about Stanley Ferry Aqueduct

Stanley Ferry Aqueduct was built between 1836 and 1839 to take the Aire and Calder Navigation over the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England. It is one of the earliest through arch bridges in the world and is considered to be the longest span aqueduct executed in cast iron.

Designed by George Leather Sr. and built by H. McIntosh, the aqueduct has a span of 165 feet (50 m), a width of 24 feet (7.3 m) and a depth of 8.5 feet (2.6 m). It is still in use today, though an additional wider concrete aqueduct was constructed alongside in 1981 and the bridge was then renovated.

Stanley Ferry is also the place where the Tom Pudding tub boats were loaded with coal from local collieries between 1863 and 1985 and transported down to Goole in long trains by canal.

The site is one of three historic fords crossing the River Calder near Wakefield. Because the water was deepened for navigation a ferry became necessary, but was replaced by the first bridge in 1879.

Like many through arch bridges, the design of the bridge is often confused with the tied-arch bridge; many bridges have both characteristics. However in this case the bridge is of cast iron, which would be weak in tension. Although the aqueduct channel is in the right position to act in tying the arch, it would have no strength in this direction. At Stanley Ferry, the outward sideways thrust of the arch is retained by its abutments, as for the simple arch bridge.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Stanley Ferry Aqueduct
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