SJ9590 : Peak Forest Canal, Marple Aqueduct

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

Peak Forest Canal, Marple Aqueduct
Peak Forest Canal, Marple Aqueduct
The eastern end of the Marple Aqueduct.

A nearby information board describes the aqueduct as "one of the wonders of the Cheshire Ring". This three-arched aqueduct carries the Peak Forest Canal nearly 100 feet above the River Goyt in a brick-built channel lined with puddle clay. It was designed by Benjamin Outram. Building commenced in 1794 and it was opened in 1800.

The aqueduct is scheduled as an Ancient Monument as well as being a Grade I listed building; the listing text describes it as “an outstanding piece of engineering and design on a monumental scale” (LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

Further information about its construction and restoration at LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9557 9003 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4240N 2:4.0861W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9559 9002
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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