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Sowerby Bridge Wharf, Salt Warehouse (No. 3), Sowerby Bridge West Yorkshire

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The Salt Warehouse was erected to the designs of the then Calder and Hebble Navigation's resident engineer, Thomas Bradley and was originally intended to accommodate the requirements of Richard Milnes a maltster and important carrier on the waterway. Completed by mid 1799, the building was instead let to the Rochdale Canal Company which had completed its own waterway as far as Todmorden by August 1798. The warehouse acted as an important focus for the transhipment of goods between the 'West Country' boats of 57' 6" length and the longer Rochdale vessels of 70'. Photo. September 1975.

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