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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 House2316 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1805 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' Boatyard1723 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781580 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat829 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct676 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 Wharf611 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Marple Aqueduct and Viaduct588 viewsA coloured picture of the Marple Aqueduct with a train running across the Viaduct.

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Top LockA somewhat overgrown Peak Forest Canal near Top Lock.
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Bridge No. 3Bridge number 3 on the Macclesfield Canal in late 70s or early 80s.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Canal Bank Repairs March 2017Masonry facing completed, prior to re-watering the canal – March 2017. Provided by The Canal and River Trust.
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Marple Aqueduct and ViaductMarple Aqueduct and Viaduct with the Queens Hotel and Aqueduct Mill. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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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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Lock 14 Gates ReplacementCRT replace the gates at Lock 14. Taken by Arthur Procter 6 January 2017. during
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Marple Aqueduct 1980Marple Aqueduct, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1980.
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Jinks' BoatyardA boat being launched from Jinks' Boatyard (now Top Lock House).
From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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