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SE1633 :: Underground Bradford-The hidden course of the Bradford beck

Taken 13 years ago by philld near Bradford/SE1632, Bradford, England

Underground Bradford-The hidden course of the Bradford beck by philld
Underground Bradford-The hidden course of the Bradford beck

The Bradford beck runs underground, just higher up from the old Odeon cinema, It twists and turns under Centenary Square before emerging near to Valley Parade football ground. Unusually for a major city, Bradford is not built on any substantial body of water. The ford from which it takes its name 'Broad-Ford' was a crossing of the stream called Bradford Beck. The beck rises in the Pennine hills to the west of the city, and is swelled by tributaries such as Horton Beck, Westbrook, Bowling Beck and Eastbrook. At the site of the original ford, just below the present Bradford Cathedral, it turns north, and flows more or less straight towards the River Aire at Shipley. The beck's course through the city centre is entirely underground and was mostly so by the middle of the 19th century. For more pictures see LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square SE1633
Subject Lat/Long 53.793235,-1.751010 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Bradford/SE1632, Bradford, England
Photographer philld
Taken 20081101 200811 2008 (about 13 years ago)
Submitted 2008-11-06
Subject culvert ·
Group Centre of Bradford · Bradford Cathedral · North Parade · Bradford City ·
Term 19th century · photos · odeon cinema · ford · shipley · bowling · river aire · substantial body · valley parade · bradford cathedral · beck · city bradford · body of water · pennine hills · broad ford · football ground · centenary square · eastbrook · westbrook ·

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