The Five Rise Locks

The Five Rise Locks on the Leeds Liverpool canal at Bingley

At Bingley the Leeds Liverpool canal changes elevation and ascends in a series of locks which include the Three Rise Locks and the Five Rise Locks (pictured above).

The locks, which were designed by John Longbotham, were built in 1774. The total rise is just over 18 metres over a distance of about 98 metres, and with a resultant gradient of about 1 in 5 this is believed to be the steepest set of canal locks in Britain.

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