BRIEF HISTORY OF MARPLE – GOYT MILL
Goyt Mill is set on a hillside location adjacent to the Macclesfield canal in Marple and overlooks the picturesque Cheshire plain. Marple was part of Macclesfield moss land before it emerged as a central place for canal and railway transportation of cotton/ textile goods to Manchester and onwards world-wide. After the decline of manufacturing industries Marple became a dormitory suburb of Stockport and many of Marple’s historic mills were subsequently demolished. Goyt Mill survived and has remained a major land mark of Marple’s industrial past.