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Bottom LockA view from Bottom Lock with Aqueduct House in the background. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Marple Canal BridgeThe is the bridge that still crosses the Peak Forest Canal going up to the Ridge. Note the swing bridge in the foreground, which is no longer there. Have a look for traces when you are next passing. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Marple WharfThe wonderful view of Marple Wharf from Bridge No. 2 on the Macclesfield Canal. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Marple CanalFishing on Marple Canal in a bowler hat. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Hyde Bank TunnelA hand-coloured postcard of the entrance to Hyde Bank Tunnel. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Marple Canal MultiviewA multiview postcard of Marple's Canals. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Hyde Bank TunnelA boat emerging from Hyde Bank Tunnel. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
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Queen's Hotel at Marple AqueductA close-up of the Queen's Hotel next to Marple Aqueduct, bypassed once the railways came to Marple. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020


Marple Aqueduct (& Viaduct)


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This album features the Grand Marple Aqueduct, which took seven years to build. Finished in 1800, it came close to ruin in the 1960s but is now a Grade I listed national treasure, and a scheduled ancient monument. Click here to read more about Marple Aqueduct.

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The Canals and Locks


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Marple's Canal and Locks were unnavigable in the 1960s but thanks to the campaigning and determination of the Peak Forest Canal Society they were eventually dredged and rebuilt. Today they are part of the beautiful Cheshire Ring and Marple's greatest tourist asset. Click here fro a Virtual Tour of Marple Locks.

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Aqueduct House2525 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1999 viewsThe ruins of the Mineral Mill, part of the Lime Kilns complex on the Peak Forest Canal.
Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 1 May 2010.
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Jinks' Boatyard1914 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781735 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat903 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct738 viewsA view of Marple Aqueduct from the direction of Upper Water Meetings Farm. Doesn't it look so much better without the trees obstructing the view!
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Stone Mason at Marple Wharf673 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10651 viewsDe-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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Marple Aqueduct 1980Marple Aqueduct, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1980.
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Canal BoatNavigating Marple's lower locks late 1970s / early 1980s.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Wharf 1995The "new" weighbridge at Marple Wharf in 1995.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Wharf 2008Marple Wharf in the summer of 2008, provided by David Burridge.
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Marple AqueductThe Marple Aqueduct taken from the Viaduct.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Canal ViewA view across the open spaces from the Macclefield Canal to All Saints' Church. The card is postmarked 1965 but the picture seems older than that.
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View from the CanalMarple Bridge viewed from the Peak Forest Canal. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Horse TunnelDetail of how the ropes cut into the stone of the Horse Tunnel over many years of use. By Jim Graves 1960s/70s.

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