SE2932 : Flood gates on the Hol Beck

taken 1 month ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

Flood gates on the Hol Beck
Flood gates on the Hol Beck
There is a bridge here giving access to a scrap yard, but as part of flood alleviation measures the river wall has been raised and flood gates installed at crossing points.
The Hol Beck, Water Lane, Leeds

Today this quiet culvert meanders through the heart of the City of Leeds, but this tranquil looking stream once powered the mills and industry around Holbeck during the industrial revolution. The Hol Beck is a natural watercourse that was canalised with setted floor and stone walls in the 1840s. The water in the Hol Beck was once badly polluted by chemicals and industrial waste, but these days the water is clean enough for freshwater fish.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 June, 2021   (more nearby)
Thursday, 10 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2931 3286 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.4741N 1:33.3944W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2932 3284
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Flood Alleviation Scheme  Flood Gates 

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