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Marple Locks Number 12 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Marple, Stockport

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Latitude: 53.3957 / 53°23'44"N

Longitude: -2.0595 / 2°3'34"W

OS Eastings: 396138

OS Northings: 388764

OS Grid: SJ961887

Mapcode National: GBR GY15.XG

Mapcode Global: WHB9Y.BXJ5

Plus Code: 9C5V9WWR+75

Entry Name: Marple Locks Number 12 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

Listing Date: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242447

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441843

ID on this website: 101242447

Location: Marple, 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

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7/140 Marple Locks
No. 12 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 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: SJ9613888764

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