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Peak Forest Canal

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1961. Marple.
1961. The church at Disley.

Engineered by Benjamin Outram this stretch of canal was opened in 1800.

From Dukinfield Junction with the Ashton Canal in Manchester to Whaley Bridge, connecting with the Macclesfield Canal at Marple; 14.75 miles with 16 locks.

Until the locks were completed at Marple, a tram road connected the two levels of canal at Marple. The locks were completed in 1806 and originally extended to Buxworth.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. British Waterways Macclesfield Canal