SJ9590 : Marple Aqueduct, Peak Forest Canal,

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

Marple Aqueduct, Peak Forest Canal,
Marple Aqueduct, Peak Forest Canal,
The western end of the Marple Aqueduct which a nearby information board describes 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 the construction and restoration of the aqueduct is at LinkExternal link .

The Marple Viaduct which carries the Manchester to Sheffield railway across the Goyt Valley can be seen behind the aqueduct. The viaduct was originally built for the Marple, New Mills & Hayfield Junction Railway. Built between 1862 and 1863, it opened in 1865.

LinkExternal link Engineering Timelines, Marple Viaduct

LinkExternal link Marple Railway Viaduct, British Listed Buildings
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9550 9006 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4402N 2:4.1493W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9547 9005
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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