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Marple Locks Number 2 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Marple North, Stockport

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Latitude: 53.406 / 53°24'21"N

Longitude: -2.0624 / 2°3'44"W

OS Eastings: 395948

OS Northings: 389911

OS Grid: SJ959899

Mapcode National: GBR GY11.9R

Mapcode Global: WHB9Y.9N47

Plus Code: 9C5VCW4Q+C2

Entry Name: Marple Locks Number 2 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

Listing Date: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242288

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441671

Location: Marple, Stockport, SK6

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Marple North

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Low Marple St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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7/130 Marple Locks
No. 2 and
- footbridge


Lock and adjoining footbridge. 1803 to 1805. Benjamin
Outram and Thomas Brown engineers, financed by S. Oldknow
and R. Arkwright and built by James and Fox. Dressed stone
and ashlar. Single upper gate, double lower gate and
footbridge at lower end. 4m. pound-to-pound level to
accommodate steepness of slope. Lock walls in large coursed
stone blocks with rounded verge some having been replaced
and having finely worked arises. The gates have been
overhauled and are fully functional. The footbridge has a
segmental, rusticated keystone arch, an ashlar band and
parapet walls with rounded copings which are terminated by a
battered square pier at one end with a small abutting flight
of steps, and sweeps down at the other end to the level of
the pound.

Listing NGR: SJ9594889911

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