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Glen CottageFormer Lock Keeper's Cottage at Lock 6 on the Peak Forest Canal. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Strines Road Canal ArmThe Strines Road arm of the canal, now filled in, which used to run from Possett Bridge to the Lime Kilns. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
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Marple Viaduct and AqeductA hand-coloured postcard of Marple Viaduct and Aqueduct. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 25, 2018
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Subsidence at Lock 15Repairs commence at Lock 15 in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Subsidence at Lock 15Repairs commence at Lock 15 in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Subsidence at Lock 15Repairs commence at Lock 15 in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Marple Wharf 2009Marple Wharf in the winter of 2009, by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
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Marple Wharf 2009Marple Wharf in the winter of 2009, by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017


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 House2055 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1629 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' Boatyard1514 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781375 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat806 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct663 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 Wharf586 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10572 viewsDe-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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Aqueduct Repairs Jan 2015Marple Aqueduct repairs and improvements ongoing 25 January 2015. By Arthur Procter.
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Bridge No. 2 1995Bridge No. 2 on the Macclesfield Canal in 1995.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock 14 Gates ReplacementCRT replace the gates at Lock 14. Taken by Arthur Procter 6 January 2017. during
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Lock 14 Gates ReplacementCRT replace the gates at Lock 14. Taken by Arthur Procter 6 January 2017. during
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Plucks BridgePlucks Bridge and "Ancoats School Country Home".
Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 1 May 2010.
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Lock Keeper's Cottage 1978The Lock Keeper's Cottage near Lock 9. From the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Local Canal SceneA local canal scene but not sure exactly where.
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Repairs at Lock 12Canal and Rivers Trust carrying out repairs in December 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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