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Marple Locks Number 8 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Marple, Stockport

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Latitude: 53.4001 / 53°24'0"N

Longitude: -2.0589 / 2°3'32"W

OS Eastings: 396179

OS Northings: 389250

OS Grid: SJ961892

Mapcode National: GBR GY23.1W

Mapcode Global: WHB9Y.BSTT

Plus Code: 9C5VCW2R+2C

Entry Name: Marple Locks Number 8 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

Listing Date: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441677

ID on this website: 101242292

Location: Marple Bridge, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Marple North

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Marple

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Low Marple St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Lock Architectural structure Footbridge

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7/136 Marple Locks
No. 8 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. The mouth is grooved for stop planks,
The gates have been overhauled and are fully functional. The
footbridge has a segmental shaped 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: SJ9617989250

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