SJ9689 : Lockside

taken 5 years ago, near to Marple, Stockport, Great Britain

The Peak Forest Canal at Lock number 9. One of a flight of 16 locks which raise the canal by 209 feet (64m) over the course of 1 mile. The large building behind carries the name "Lockside Mill"; it was built in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century as a warehouse for Samuel Oldknow (LinkExternal link )
Peak Forest Canal
The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne and Whaley Bridge.

It was built to link the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries.

The Lower Peak Forest Canal forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways website including a "virtual tour" of the canal
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for information on the history of the canal
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9620 8906 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.9012N 2:3.5168W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9620 8908
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Canal  Lock Gate  Canal Lock  Canal Towpath  Towing Path  Tow Path  Warehouse  Nineteenth Century  19th Century  Marple Locks 

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