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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 House2506 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1991 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' Boatyard1908 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781728 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat901 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct736 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 Wharf670 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10647 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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Top LockTop Lock with Chapel House Farm in the background.
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Working BoatAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Bottom LockA hand coloured view of Aqueduct House from Bottom Lock.
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Repairs at Lock 12Canal and Rivers Trust carrying out repairs in December 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Mineral MillThe 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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Bottom Lock HouseBottom Lock Houseabove Lock 1 was originally the Wharfinger's House. This was a job similar to a Station Master on the Railways. New copy from Marple Local History Society Archives 18 April 2010.
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Canal Bank Repairs March 2017Canal re-watered, view from Lock 7 – March 2017. Provided by The Canal and River Trust.

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