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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 House2288 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1778 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' Boatyard1698 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781548 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat821 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct669 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 Wharf601 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Marple Aqueduct and Viaduct581 viewsA coloured picture of the Marple Aqueduct with a train running across the Viaduct.

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Canal Bank Collapse August 2012Canal bank collapse just below Lock 7 in August 2012. Photo by Louise Thistleton.
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Overloaded?A (Sunday School?) outing on a narrowboat crosses Marple Aqueduct c1910.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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LocksideA coloured postcard of the view from Lockside and Lock 13 pound.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Aqueduct Repairs on TVBBC and Granda TV visit Marple Aqueduct 17 February 2015. By Arthur Procter.
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Possett Bridge 1978View towards Memorial Park from Possett Bridge, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Top LockTop Lock in winter.
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Bridge No. 20Bridge number 20 on the Peak Forest Canal
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Oldknow's Warehouse 1978Oldknow's Warehouse, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.

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