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Click to enlarge Drain Beck Sluice Gate and Culvert

On the north bank of the lake and to the right of the trout fishery hut, Drain Beck leaves the lake via a culvert controlled by a sluice gate.
Photgraphed 20th April 2009.

The sluice gate and culvert are Grade II listed.

Find out more on Images of England,
IoE Number: 342356, Location: CULVERT AND SLUICE APPROXIMATELY 50 METRES EAST OF IRON BRIDGE AT WALTON HALL ON NORTH BANK OF LAKE SURROUNDING WALTON HALL, WALTON, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE.

Click to enlargeThe cast-iron sluice gate mechanism camouflaged in a shrubbery near the fisherman's hut. The sluice gate and mechanism date from the 18th and 19 centuries. Drain Beck reappears in what used to be the Grotto, and then heads towards Brooklands and Shay Lane.
[2014]


Click to enlargeThe sluice gate's working parts.

Find out more on Images of England,
IoE Number: 342356, Location: CULVERT AND SLUICE APPROXIMATELY 50 METRES EAST OF IRON BRIDGE AT WALTON HALL ON NORTH BANK OF LAKE SURROUNDING WALTON HALL, WALTON, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE.


Click to enlargeDrain Beck in the Grotto, it flows through a culvert from the lake and reappears in what is now a wilderness and small nature reserve.
Photographed January 2001.

■ More about The Grotto.


Click to enlargeThe Island Wall.
Christmas Eve - much of the lake is covered by ice.
Photographed 24th December 2009.

The wall that runs around the island is Grade II listed.
Find out more at Images of England. Extract from the entry: IoE Number: 342354
Location: ISLAND WALL RUNNING AROUND WALTON HALL INCLUDING 2 BOAT HOUSES, STEPS AND LANDING STAGE TO WEST, WALTON, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE.
Island wall running around Walton Hall including 2 boat houses, steps and landing stage to west GV II Island wall including 2 boathouses and landing stage. Mid-late C18. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings. Curved walls in well-coursed masonry with regularly- spaced projecting piers. Ashlar flat coping projects slightly. To the west, semicircular landing stage at lower level approached by 5 well-dressed ashlar steps. Boat houses to left of this have shallow arches with raised keystones and projecting piers to either side. Inner chamber for boats. Roof suports sundial [by George Boulby].


 




Stubbs Wood Public Footpath Sign
Two public rights of way cross Waterton Park, these are:
Footpath 17 from The Balk, along the former 'Avenue', over Walton Hall Canal Bridge, along the side of the golf course, behind Brockswood Court, across the golf course toward the woods by the lake, then through the woods on the north shore of the lake, turning northward to meet footpath no. 3 at the stile in the East Wall.
Footpath 18 from its junction with footpath 17 just north of the car park at Walton Hall, across the golf course to the East Gate and footpath no. 3.

WALTON HALL
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Ringlet butterfly (female) and soldier beetles.
[09 Jul 2011]

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A Comma butterfly (Polygona c-album) photographed in the park on 9th April 2011.

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A coot and chicks, with, of course, the seemingly ubiquitous mallard as a spectator.
[23 Apr 2012]




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