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Barton Aqueduct

c. 1793

Unknown Artist

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Barton Aqueduct


c. 1793


Drawing. The Aqueduct at Barton / [by G.F. Yates?]. nd. [c1793?]. Watercolour, pen and ink; image 27.5x34.5cm on sheet 32.5x43cm. Inscribed "To Mr. J.C. Hurter, this view of the Aqueduct at Barton 4 miles from Manchester is dedicated by his friend G.F. Yates". View of the aqueduct at Barton, Lancashire, built by the Duke of Bridgewater for the Bridgewater canal; horsedrawn barge moving across the aqueduct, small river barge beneath

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Barton Aqueduct, Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, England



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The Barton Aqueduct was designed by James Brindley (with advice from John Gilbert) to bridge the River Irwell. It opened on 17 July 1761 and was demolished in 1893 to be replaced by the Barton Swing Aqueduct.

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