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Trent and Mersey Canal Milepost - Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 52° 57.487 W 002° 10.672
30U E 555226 N 5867927
Quick Description: A canal side milepost on the Trent and Mersey Canal between Trentham and Barlaston.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/27/2019 10:02:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM109KC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 4

Long Description:
This milepost is located on the Trent and Mersey Canal near Barlaston and is Grade: II listed.
The description by Historic England is as follows;
'Canal Milepost North of Limekiln Bridge No 105
Canal milepost. Dated "R & D Stone: 1819" on shaft. Cast iron painted black and white. Circular post with moulded head and embossed letters on 2 convex tablets below: "Shardlow 52 miles" "Preston Brook 40 miles". Probably cast in the foundry of Rangeley and Dixon in Lichfield street, Stone. The Trent and Mersey Canal between 1766 and 1777 by James Brindley and Hugh Henshall.' Source: (visit link)

The canal used the established systems of mileposts to identify distances from the beginning and end of the route from Preston Brook to Shardlow. All the posts have Shardlow on the left.

These mile posts are in a uniform company design: a circular post with moulded head and embossed convex faces painted black and white.
The original posts have a plate on the shaft stating “R&D Stone 1819”, which is thought to refer to the Stone foundry of Rangeley and Dixon.
The replica ones have the mark T & MCS 1977, which were installed by the Trent and Mersey Canal Society two hundred years after the canal opened.
Condition: Distressed

Date placed: 1/1/1819

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Shardlow 52 miles, Preston Brook 40 miles. R+D Stone 1819


Name of road: Trent and Mersey Canal

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