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Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost - Meaford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 55.098 W 002° 09.776
30U E 556281 N 5863511
Quick Description: This is one of the milestones on the Trent & Mersey Canal used to assist in calculating toll charges on the canal.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/5/2019 3:07:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM10B63
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal was the UK's first long distance canal and as the name suggests was built to give a connection to the Rivers Trent and Mersey. (Access to the Mersey was actually via the Bridgewater Canal with some locks at Runcorn that no longer exist).

It opened in 1777 and is 93.5 miles (150.5 km) long and stretches from its connection with the Bridgewater Canal at Preston Brook to its connection with the River Trent at Derwent Mouth.

The mileposts all have a standard design and give the distance to Preston Brook and Shardlow which is just short of Derwent Mouth.

The milepost is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"STONE RURAL MEAFORD ROAD (OFF) 1. 5373 Meaford Canal mile post 22 yds to north of Top Lock Bridge (canal bridge 98) SJ 83 NE 5/12

II 2. Dated 1819. On the west tow-path of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Painted cast iron. Bollard type with angled top plate lettered "Shardlow 49 miles: Preston Brook 43 miles"." link
Condition: Immaculate

Date placed: 1/1/1819

Material: Metal

Inscription:
    PRESTON
SHARDLOW   BROOK
49   43
MILES   MILES


R&D
STONE
1819


Name of road: Trent & Mersey Canal

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