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Macclesfield Canal

Description of Macclesfield Canal: Runs from Marple Junction with the Peak Forrest Canal to Hall Green, on the Trent and Mersey Canal.

History of Macclesfield Canal: Promoted by an Act of 1826. Opened in 1831.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of Macclesfield Canal: It runs on a high contour, the summit at 521 feet, and has fine views.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals

Marple Junction

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Macclesfield Canal: Length 70 foot, beam 7 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Macclesfield Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Marple Junction

Junction with Peak Forest Canal Peak Forrest Canal junction

0

0

N

SJ961884

109

Windlehurst Bridge No 9

Back Lane Bridge

1.8

0

N

SJ953860

109

Junction with High Lane Branch

2.3

0

N

SJ950852

109

Aqueduct over railway

2.6

0

N

SJ951846

109

Bullock's Girder Bridge No 13

2.9

0

N

SJ951843

109

Red Acre Aqueduct

Mitchell's Bridge No 17

4.5

0

N

SJ945820

109

Hibberts Brow Bridge No 21

6.1

0

N

SJ929801

109

Whiteley Green Bridge No 25

7

0

N

SJ927788

118

Bollington Aqueduct

Kerridge Bridge No 27

7.8

0

N

SJ934779

118

Clark's Change Bridge No 29

Clarke Lane Bridge

8.9

0

N

SJ929764

118

Chapel-en-le-Frith Road Bridge No 34

A5002 road bridge

10.3

0

N

SJ930744

118

Buxton Road Bridge No 37

Macclesfield, A537 road bridge

10.9

0

N

SJ925735

118

Holland's Bridge No 39

Macclesfield

11.3

0

N

SJ925730

118

Sutton Aqueduct

12.3

0

N

SJ925717

118

Leek New Road Bridge No 45

A523 road bridge

12.8

0

N

SJ916711

118

Royal Oak Swing Bridge No 49

Fools Nook Inn

14.3

0

N

SJ916694

118

Crow Holt Bridge No 52

15.5

0

N

SJ907680

118

Bosley Top Lock No 1

Locks 2 to 10 follow

16.1

1

N

SJ905670

118

Bosley Bottom Lock No 12

Preceded by locks 2 to 11

17.1

12

N

SJ907654

118

River Dane Aqueduct

17.4

12

N

SJ906652

118

Congleton Bridge No 61

A54 road bridge

18.4

12

N

SJ890651

118

Pearson Bridge No 64

19

12

N

SJ881649

118

Buxton Road Bridge No 68

A54 road bridge

19.9

12

N

SJ877638

118

Railway Bridge (Main line to Macclesfield)

20.4

12

N

SJ880631

118

Biddulph Valley Aqueduct

Over former railway line

20.9

12

N

SJ880626

118

Park Lane Bridge No 75

A527 road bridge

21.5

12

N

SJ872622

118

Congleton Wharf

Wharf Inn

21.9

12

N

SJ865621

118

Watery Lane Aqueduct

23.4

12

N

SJ853602

118

Simpson Bridge No 85

24

12

N

SJ846589

118

Kent Green Bridge No 87

25.1

12

N

SJ839575

118

Hall Green Stop Lock No 13

Junction with Hall Green Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal Trent and Mersey Canal junction

26.1

13

N

SJ833561

118

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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