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 Interesting facts about our favorite little dog friendly town Marple.

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About 24,000 people live in Marple.

Roman lakes was designed by Victorians and named Roman Lakes to help attract tourists. “Roman Lakes and the Roman Bridge in Mellor, built much later and given their names in Victorian times to attract tourists, now seem much more fittingly christened.”[1]

Marple as Merple, featured in the Doomesday Survey in 1086, probably being a bit of waste land within the boundaries of Macclesfield Forest.

“The name of Marple is believed to be derived from either maere hop hyll meaning “The hill at the boundary valley” or maere pill “The stream at the boundary”.[2]

The Middle Wood Way reopened in 1985 as place of leisure for Cyclists walkers and dog walkers, after being the disused Marple, Bollington and Macclesfield railway line which ran between 1869 and 1970.

Marples Memorial Park, was given to the people 1922 from the Carver Family who had lived in the Hollins for years.

Marples canals become redundant in 1865 when the railway came to town, the canals fell into a bad state of disrepair, until people took a leisure interest in them.

The creation of Marple Bridge has links the beginning of the industrial revolution, when the textile industry took off in the area, aided by the development of the rail and roads.

“In 1892, the Compstall Co-operative Society opened large premises in Marple Bridge, just to the north of the bridge,”[3]

The Estate of Brabyns Hall opened up its grounds/ Brabyns Park to the public in 1947.

Brabyns Park consists of parkland, woodland, riverside walks and playing fields.

“The last person to own the house called Brabyns Hall and the large estate that surrounded it was a Miss Fanny Marion Hudson, who died aged ninety in 1941;”[4]

Brabyns Hall was demolished in 1952 due the halls condition, which was riddled with dry rot.

Brabyns Park as a grade II listed Iron Bridge.

Marple Hall was bulldozed in 1959, due the owners, the Isherwood brothers having no interest in the hall and place was vandalized for many years.

Marple Hall was already 300 years old when it was demolished.

The author Christopher Isherwood inherited Marple Hall, from his uncle in 1940, but showed little interest in maintaining the property.

Marple Bridge village centre has been designated a Conservation Area. The Conservation Area was originally established in 1974, although was extended in 2006 to incorporate Brabyns park.

Villages outside of Marple, include Marple Bridge, Hawk Green, and the little hamlet of Mill Brow with the dog friendly Hare and Hounds pub,


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