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marveld

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Is Otterspool Bridge in Marple or Romiley?
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:38:49 PM »
Anyone know where the border is?



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Re: Is Otterspool Bridge in Marple or Romiley?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 12:05:27 AM »
Anyone know where the border is?
Ordnance Survey maps should show the boundary. Try the library

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Re: Is Otterspool Bridge in Marple or Romiley?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 04:59:23 PM »
Anyone know where the border is?
Ordnance Survey maps should show the boundary. Try the library

Microsoft's Bing maps include Ordnance Survey maps.  The bit showing Otterspool Bridge is here, http://binged.it/IfKpWw

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Re: Is Otterspool Bridge in Marple or Romiley?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 06:57:19 PM »
According to the Tithe maps the Marple side of the river Goyt is Marple and the other side is Bredbury, so the boundary would appear to be the river, which is normal I think. Is Bredbury part of Romiley?
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Re: Is Otterspool Bridge in Marple or Romiley?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 07:46:49 PM »
According to the Tithe maps the Marple side of the river Goyt is Marple and the other side is Bredbury, so the boundary would appear to be the river, which is normal I think. Is Bredbury part of Romiley?

In dys gone by it used to be Bredbury Romiley UDC ......

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Re: Is Otterspool Bridge in Marple or Romiley?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 08:54:39 PM »
This bridge was probably rebuilt after 1606, there is a stone with the date '1606'  on it on the upstream side. the bridge was doubled in width at some point in time with the new part being on the downstream side.

A few hundred years ago highways, and bridges were maintained by the parish but some bridges crossed the river that was the parish boundary so it was difficult to work out who should maintain it. This was probably the case with the bridge at Otterspool. In such cases the bridge ws deemed to be a 'County' bridge and maintained by the county, along with 100yards on highway on each side of the bridge.
In the wall outside the garden centre there is a stone that originally marked the point at which the county's responsibility ended and the Parish's started.