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Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost - Stone, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 54.021 W 002° 08.754
30U E 557449 N 5861526
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 4:37:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM10B6G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 3

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.
"SJ9033 TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL, Stone 651-1/7/66 (South West side) Milepost approx. 5m to south of Stafford Road Bridge

GV II

Milepost. 1814. By Rangeley and Dixon (or Diggles). Cast-iron. Round post supports bowed rectangular panel with lettering; to left: SHARDLOW/ 47/ MILES; to right: PRESTON/ BROOK/ 45/ MILES. Small plate to post: R & D/ STONE/ 1814. " link
Condition: Immaculate

Date placed: 1/1/1814

Material: Metal

Inscription:
    PRESTON
SHARDLOW   BROOK
47   45
MILES   MILES


R&D
STONE
1814


Name of road: Trent & Mersey Canal

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