Marple Aqueduct

Over the River Goyt
Also known as: River Goyt Aqueduct
Watermeetings Lane, Stockport SK6 4HL, United Kingdom
 
Marple Aqueduct is a major waterways place on the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) between Dukinfield Junction (Junction of Ashton Canal with the Peak Forest Canal) (6 miles and 7¼ furlongs to the north) and Marple Junction (Junction of Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals) (1 mile and 1½ furlongs and 16 locks to the southeast).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Dukinfield Junction is Rosehill Cutting; ¾ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Marple Junction is Marple Railway Bridge; ¾ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

There is a small aqueduct or underbridge here which takes a river under the canal.

 

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Nearest water point

Marple Junction — 1 mile, 1½ furlongs and 16 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Marple Junction
Marple Services — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Marple Services
Braidbar Boats — 4 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Braidbar Boats
Furness Vale Marina — 6 miles, ¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Furness Vale Marina
Whaley Bridge Services — 7 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Whaley Bridge Branch Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Whaley Bridge Branch) to Whaley Bridge Services
Bugsworth Services — 7 miles, 5½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Bugsworth Services
Fairfield Junction — 9 miles, 3¼ furlongs away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Bollington Wharf — 9 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bollington Wharf
Staley Hall Lock No 8W — 11 miles, 6½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction, then on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Staley Hall Lock No 8W
Grove Road Bridge No 96 — 11 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction, then on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Grove Road Bridge No 96
Swettenham Street Maintenance Yard — 12 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Swettenham Street Maintenance Yard
New Islington Marina — 13 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 20 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to New Islington Marina
Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms — 14 miles, 3½ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms
Potato Wharf Arm & The New Basin — 14 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Potato Wharf Arm & The New Basin
Stretford Marina — 17 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford Marina
Locketts Bridge No 53 — 17 miles, 3½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Locketts Bridge No 53
Bosley Top Lock No 1 — 17 miles, 4½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bosley Top Lock No 1
Wool Road Lock No 24W — 17 miles, 8 furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction, then on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Wool Road Lock No 24W
Watch House Cruising Club — 18 miles, 3 furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Watch House Cruising Club

Nearest rubbish disposal

Marple Junction — 1 mile, 1½ furlongs and 16 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Marple Junction
Marple Services — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Marple Services
Braidbar Boats — 4 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Braidbar Boats
Whaley Bridge Services — 7 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Whaley Bridge Branch Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Whaley Bridge Branch) to Whaley Bridge Services
Bugsworth Services — 7 miles, 5½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Bugsworth Services
Bosley Top Lock No 1 — 17 miles, 4½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bosley Top Lock No 1

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Marple Junction — 1 mile, 1½ furlongs and 16 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Marple Junction
Marple Services — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Marple Services
Furness Vale Marina — 6 miles, ¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Furness Vale Marina
Whaley Bridge Services — 7 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Whaley Bridge Branch Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Whaley Bridge Branch) to Whaley Bridge Services
Bugsworth Services — 7 miles, 5½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Bugsworth Services
Fairfield Junction — 9 miles, 3¼ furlongs away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Bollington Wharf — 9 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bollington Wharf
Grove Road Bridge No 96 — 11 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 8 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction, then on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Grove Road Bridge No 96
Swettenham Wharf — 12 miles, 5 furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Swettenham Wharf
Potato Wharf Arm & The New Basin — 14 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Potato Wharf Arm & The New Basin
Bosley Top Lock No 1 — 17 miles, 4½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bosley Top Lock No 1
Watch House Cruising Club — 18 miles, 3 furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Watch House Cruising Club

Nearest place to turn

On this waterway in the direction of Marple Junction
Possett Bridge No 18 — 1 mile, ¼ furlongs and 12 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Marple Junction
Urwick Road Winding Hole — 1 mile, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Dukinfield Junction
Marple Junction — 1 mile, 1½ furlongs and 16 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Marple Junction
Top Lock Marine Marina — 1 mile, 2½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Top Lock Marine Marina
Winding Hole between Church Lane and Eccles Bridges — 1 mile, 4½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Winding Hole between Church Lane and Eccles Bridges
Hollinwood Lane Winding Hole — 2 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Hollinwood Lane Winding Hole
Turflea Winding Hole — 2 miles, 6½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Turflea Winding Hole
Unity Mills Winding Hole — 3 miles, ¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Dukinfield Junction
Junction with High Lane Branch — 3 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Junction with High Lane Branch
Canal Street Winding Hole — 4 miles, 4¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Dukinfield Junction
Disley Winding Hole — 4 miles, 5½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Disley Winding Hole
Brownhills Bridge No 15 — 5 miles and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Brownhills Bridge No 15
Dunkirk Farm Bridge Winding Hole — 5 miles, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Dukinfield Junction
Higher Poynton Winding Hole — 5 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Higher Poynton Winding Hole
Bank End Winding Hole — 5 miles, 2½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Bank End Winding Hole
Grimshaws Bridge No 18 — 6 miles, 3½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Grimshaws Bridge No 18
Portland Basin Arm — 6 miles, 6¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Dukinfield Junction
Dukinfield Junction — 6 miles, 7¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Dukinfield Junction
Whaley Bridge Branch Junction — 7 miles, 1½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Whaley Bridge Branch Junction

Nearest self-operated pump-out

New Islington Marina — 13 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 20 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to New Islington Marina
Wool Road Bridge No 70 — 17 miles, 7½ furlongs and 23 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction, then on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Wool Road Bridge No 70

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Braidbar Boats — 4 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Braidbar Boats
New Mills Marina — 5 miles, 1½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to New Mills Marina
Furness Vale Marina — 6 miles, ¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Upper) to Furness Vale Marina
Bollington Wharf — 9 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Bollington Wharf
Kerridge Dry Dock — 10 miles, ½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Kerridge Dry Dock
Swettenham Wharf — 12 miles, 5 furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Swettenham Wharf
Stretford Marina — 17 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 27 locks away
Travel to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford Marina
 

Wikipedia has a page about Marple Aqueduct

Marple Aqueduct at Marple, Greater Manchester, in north-west England was built to carry the lower level of the Peak Forest Canal across a length of the River Mersey that was renamed the River Goyt in 1896.

The company's engineer, Benjamin Outram, was responsible for the design and Thomas Brown, the resident engineer, for its construction. The construction contract was placed with William Broadhead, Bethel Furness and William Anderson in 1795. Furness having died later in 1795, the aqueduct was completed by the remaining partners in 1799, but not brought into use until 1800. Seven men lost their lives during its construction.

This is the highest canal aqueduct in England and the highest masonry-arch aqueduct in Britain. The difference in water levels in the river and canal is some 90 feet (27.4m) (exceeded only by the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, an iron trough carried on stone columns, where the difference is 126 feet (38.4m)). It contains some 8,000 cubic yards (6,000 m³) of masonry. The three semi-circular arches are about 78 feet (23.8m) above water level, with spans of approximately 60 feet (18.3m) at 72 feet (22m) centres. The lower parts are of red sandstone from the nearby Hyde Bank quarry. The upper parts are of white stone from a quarry at Chapel Milton. The abutments widen in well-proportioned curves and batter or diminish upwards in the same manner. The skilful use of architectural features, such as the circular piercing of the spandrels, string courses, arch rings and pilasters of ashlar stone, oval piers and stone of different type and colour have created a graceful structure, which is superlative in its class.

In 1860, damage caused by repeated frost heave after water leaked through the puddling of the trough had to be urgently repaired by Charles Sacré, chief engineer of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, which then owned the canal. He tied together the two faces above the central arch by 2-inch bolts through the structure, secured by the plates that can still be seen. A hundred years later a similar problem was ignored by British Waterways (BW) and on the night of 9 January 1962 the outer face of the north-east arch collapsed. BW, supported by the Ministry of Transport, thought that it would be 'a complete waste of money' to do other than demolish the aqueduct and formally close the lower Peak Forest and Ashton Canals. However, it was saved by the intervention of Geoffrey Rippon, the Minister of Public Buildings and Works, who facilitated an agreement whereby a sympathetic Cheshire County Council funded the extra cost of full restoration, over and above what it would have cost BW to demolish it, under the terms of the Local Authorities (Historic Buildings) Act 1962, which Rippon himself had steered through Parliament. The main contractor for the restoration was Harry Fairclough Ltd of Warrington, with Rendel, Palmer & Tritton as the consulting engineers.

The aqueduct was soon afterwards scheduled as an ancient monument and in 1966 listed Grade I. For many years its picturesque setting in the Goyt valley was obscured by the uncontrolled growth of self-set trees. These have now been cut back to restore the view.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Marple Aqueduct
[Marple, Greater Manchester] [Peak Forest Canal] [Marple Lock Flight] [List of canal aqueducts in the United Kingdom] [Canals in Cheshire] [Marple railway station] [Metropolitan Borough of Stockport] [Benjamin Outram] [All Saints Church, Marple]
Information retrieved Saturday 15 June 2019 at 11:01
Pub
  • The Railway Marple
    223 Stockport Road, Stockport, SK66 — 1440 yards to the southwest.
  • Jakes Ale House
    27 Compstall Road, Stockport, SK6 4BT — 1263 yards to the north.
Gastropub
Government Building
Cottage
Thai Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Social Club
Park
  • Etherow Country Park (Sports & Recreation)
    George St, Stockport, SK6 5JD — 1487 yards to the northeast.
  • Brabyns Park
    Brabyns Brow, Stockport, SK6 5DT — 1038 yards to the southeast.
Equestrian Center
Sports & Recreation
Deli
Hotel Resort
  • Springfield Hotel
    99 Station Road, Stockport, SK6 6PA — 1262 yards to the southeast.
Indian Restaurant
Bar
  • Beer Traders (Wine, Beer & Spirits Store, Coffee Shop)
    113 Stockport Road, Marple, SK6 6AF — 1482 yards to the south.
  • Foragin' (Shopping & Retail)
    83 Stockport Road, Marple, Stockport, SK6 6AA — 1523 yards to the south.
Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue
  • Romiley Cricket Club (Country Club Clubhouse, Sports Club)
    Birchvale Dr, Romiley, SK6 4LD — 1169 yards to the northwest.
Train Station
Elementary School
  • Rose Hill Primary School
    Elmfield Drive, Stockport, SK6 6, United Kingdom, Marple, SK6 6DW — 1220 yards to the south.
Landmark & Historical Place
Cricket Ground
River
  • River Etherow (Sports & Recreation, Lake)
    Stockport — 756 yards to the east.
Theatrical Productions
  • NK Theatre Arts (Performance Art Theatre, Education)
    The Forum Theatre, Stockport, SK6 4EA — 1471 yards to the northwest.
Parking Garage Lot
Performance Art Theatre
  • Romiley Forum
    The Precinct, Stockport, SK6 4EA — 1484 yards to the northwest.
Community Organization
Burger Restaurant
  • South Seven7 (American Restaurant)
    7 Town Street, Stockport, SK6 5 — 1366 yards to the southeast.
Cocktail Bar
  • Kiki's Marple
    99 Stockport Road, Marple, SK6 6AF — 1495 yards to the south.
Region
  • Compstall (City, Landmark & Historical Place)
    1340 yards to the northeast.
Accessories
  • Maverick Customs (Motorcycle Repair Shop)
    Aquaduct Business Park,, Stockport — 138 yards to the southeast.
Sports Club
  • Marple Sports Club (Bar, Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue)
    Bowden Lane, Stockport, SK6 6ND — 1148 yards to the south.
Movie Theater
Sandwich Shop
Performance & Event Venue
  • Hyde Bank Farm (Wedding Planning Service)
    Romiley — 895 yards to the northwest.
Information retrieved Saturday 8 June 2019 at 14:49