Tuesday, 11 February 2014
E is for Engineer Wharf
Engineer Wharf viewed from a train on the railway viaduct between Romiley and Marple.
Engineer Wharf is situated on the north side of the Peak Forest canal, close to the foot of Marple Locks, and it contained the canal company's workshops dating from 1825. These included a blacksmith's forge and a carpenter's workshop where replacement lock gates were made.
A Tithe Map of 1850 shows the wharf prior to the construction of Marple Viaduct by the Sheffield and Midland Railway Company, which carried their line over the river Goyt as well as over the wharf.
More information can be found on the PittDixon website.
The canal has just been carried over the valley of the river Goyt on an aqueduct after which it progresses through the Marple Locks, a series of 16 locks and one of the steepest flights in the country.
A contribution to Our World Tuesday,
Water World Wednesday,
and ABC Wednesday.