SJ9688 : Lock#11, Peak Forest Canal

near to Marple, Stockport, Great Britain

Lock#11, Peak Forest Canal
Lock#11, Peak Forest Canal
Lock number 11 on the Peak Forest Canal; one of the 16 locks in the "Marple Flight" which raise the canal by 209 feet (64m) over the course of 1 mile.

Lock#11 was known as "Brick Row Lock". Brick Row was a line of cottages built for Samuel Oldknow's workers. It ran at an angle away from the canal on the offside near the lock (LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways).
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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2012
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Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 29 November, 2012
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Canals  Village, Rural settlement 
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Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9618 8890 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.8149N 2:3.5347W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9617 8889
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