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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 House2480 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1969 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' Boatyard1885 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781710 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat884 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct725 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 Wharf655 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10634 viewsDe-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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Aqueduct Repairs Jan 2015Aqueduct repairs being carried out on 14 January 2015. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple WharfA postcard by Ian Price showing Marple Wharf, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Aqueduct Repairs Jan 2015Aqueduct repairs being carried out on 14 January 2015. By Arthur Procter.
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Bridge No. 2An unusual photo looking towards Ring o' Bells bridge, (No.2) and on towards the Wharf. The Ringers can be just seen top right.
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Marple WharfThe wonderful view of Marple Wharf from Bridge No. 2 on the Macclesfield Canal. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Brick Bridge 1978Brick Bridge on the Peak Forest Canal, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Canal and River Trust Open DayThe Canal and River Trust with the Oldknow Legacy Project held an Open Day on Saturday 23 January 2017. By Arthur Procter.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10De-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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