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Marple Locks Number 6 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

A Grade II Listed Building in Marple, Stockport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4021 / 53°24'7"N

Longitude: -2.0597 / 2°3'34"W

OS Eastings: 396126

OS Northings: 389478

OS Grid: SJ961894

Mapcode National: GBR GY13.W4

Mapcode Global: WHB9Y.BRF7

Plus Code: 9C5VCW2R+R4

Entry Name: Marple Locks Number 6 and Adjoining Footbridge on Peak Forest Canal

Listing Date: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1260092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441675

Location: Marple, Stockport, SK6

County: Stockport

Electoral Ward/Division: Marple North

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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Description

SJ 98 NE MARPLE PEAK FOREST
CANAL

7/134 Marple Locks
No. 6 and
adjoining
- footbridge

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 gates have been overhauled and are fully functional. The
footbridge has a segmental, rusticated keystone arch, an
ashlar band and parapet walls which have been rebuilt and
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: SJ9612689478

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