Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Sowerby Bridge Coal Drops.

Sowerby Bridge Coal drops are a Grade II listed former coal delivery point that sits alongside Sowerby Bridge Railway Station. The drops form part of a viaduct, raised embankment that runs from Sowerby Bridge station to near the entrance to Dixon Scar Tunnel. They were built in approx. 1875 the year before the station moved to it's current site from the opposite end of the viaduct near the Tesco supermarket and were in use until the 1970's. They are now largely abandoned although the yard below is used from time to time by various companies. The Grade II listed status was granted on the 19th July 1988 and there was a plan recently to convert them to housing.

There are a total of 12 different pictures taken of and on the drops. 10 can be seen on Flickr and here with 2 exclusive to Clickasnap via the links below,

Shows the drops from the front looking down and across them. I took this in April 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge camera.

Taken on top of the drops behind the buffers in April 2014.

The pictures below are taken from the Flickr album.

The Former Coal Drops At Sowerby Bridge.
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Cobbled Yard and Sowerby Bridge Former Coal Drops.
Taken on April 6 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge camera from the yard entrance.

Panoramic Of Sowerby Bridge Coal Drops.
This panoramic of the drps was taken on the 20th October 2013 using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Decaying Top Of Sowerby Bridge Coal Drops.
The top of the drops probably unsafe to walk on pictured on April 6th 2014 using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge camera.

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