Lock No. 14

Lock No. 15

Lock No. 16

This recent view of Lock 15, taken from the locktail bridge of Lock 16, is one of our series of eight postcards of Marple's canals produced in 2001 and still on sale in many local outlets.

The road running alongside the canal from Posset Bridge on Stockport Road to Top Lock is called Lockside. On the opposite side of the canal, at Lock 13, Lock 14 and Lock 15 are extra large pounds for water storage to minimise loss during operation of the locks. In days long gone, when the Lime Kilns were operating, these pounds would also have been used for boats to queue whilst waiting for their turn to access the lime loading sheds.

Today these pounds are much more peaceful and have become a marvellous water feature for the private gardens of the properties that surround them, as this picture of Lock 15 pound shows. Of course they're still functional too and store the water that is needed to keep the busy locks operating.

Lock No. 14

Lock No. 15

Lock No. 16

This page is part of the Marple Locks Virtual Tour