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Marple Locks Number 15 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Marple, Stockport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3935 / 53°23'36"N

Longitude: -2.0599 / 2°3'35"W

OS Eastings: 396111

OS Northings: 388523

OS Grid: SJ961885

Mapcode National: GBR GY16.T7

Mapcode Global: WHB9Y.BYBT

Entry Name: Marple Locks Number 15 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

Listing Date: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260016

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441848

Location: Stockport, SK6

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Marple South

Built-Up Area: Marple

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Marple All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 98 NE MARPLE PEAK FOREST
CANAL

7/144 Marple Locks
No. 15 and ad-
joining foot-
- bridge

G.V. II


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 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: SJ9611188522

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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