Restoration work begins on historic Ashton aqueduct
Friday 30th September 2016 @ 09:18 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Community News

Restoration work has begun on a Grade II listed aqueduct in Ashton.

The aqueduct, which carries the Peak Forest Canal over the River Tame, is being transformed as part of a £500,000 project being carried out by the Canal and River Trust.

Work will involve repairs to the three masonry arches, repainting stonework and reconstruction of the aqueduct parapet.

Dating back to 1798, the structure has been vandalised in the past, while weeds and shrubs have encroached on it over the years.

Andy Johnson, senior project manager at the Canal and River Trust, said: “Tame Aqueduct is a beautiful aqueduct which is looking a little worn out.

“We’re carrying out repairs to the parts of the aqueduct that are in a particularly bad condition, using traditional heritage techniques.

“This will ensure that Tame Aqueduct continues to be a heritage landmark for the local community and visitors to enjoy.”