Click here to skip to content

View of the Aqueduct at Marple in Cheshire

View of the Aqueduct at Marple in Cheshire

Engraver: Jukes, F.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: Ktop IX

Item number: 20

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Marple Aqueduct near Stockport in Cheshire. It was part of the Peak Forest Canal project which planned to improve the transportation of goods from the Peak Forrest to Cheshire. Local industrialist Samuel Oldknow, who had mills at Stockport and Marple, was a major shareholder of the canal company. The aqueduct was designed by engineers Benjamin Outram and Thomas Brown and took 7 years to build over the River Goyt. As this view shows it was built of contrasting colours of brick and stone. Water was sealed by a brick canal floor lined with clay. It was a great industrial wonder at the time it was completed. This view was engraved by Francis Jukes (1745-1812) who coloured most of his later printed work in aquatint.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: