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Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost - Great Haywood, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 48.310 W 002° 00.524
30U E 566822 N 5851058
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: 4/18/2019 12:50:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM10DDA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 0

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.
"1. COLWICH Milepost, Trent and Mersey Canal, at Haywood Junction immediatley north of Mill Lane crossing SJ 92 SE 19/20A II

2. Cast iron post with convex plate showing distance 38 miles from Shardlow " link

The junction referred to in the listing is the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. The junction is just to the south of this point.
Condition: Immaculate

Date placed: 1/1/1819

Material: Metal

Inscription:
    PRESTON
SHARDLOW   BROOK
38   54
MILES   MILES


R&D
STONE
1819


Name of road: Trent & Mersey Canal

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