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Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost - Barlaston, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 55.913 W 002° 10.034
30U E 555974 N 5865018
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: 4/4/2019 12:20:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM10B08
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 5

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.

Although many of the mileposts on the canal date from 1819, a number were missing and in 1977 the Trent and Mersey Canal Society placed replicas in their place. This is one of the replicas.

Many of the replicas were in fact donated and at a later date plaques were placed at the bottom of the milepost to record this fact.
THIS MILEPOST WAS DONATED BY
MALCOLM AND BEVERLEY BATES
IN MEMORY OF
CARMINA EMILY BATES
REPLACED BY THE
TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL SOCIETY
AND UNVEILED BY HER GRANDCHILDREN
NICOLA AND ALASTAIR
ON SUNDAY 31st JULY 1983

Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

Inscription:
    PRESTON
SHARDLOW   BROOK
50   42
MILES   MILES


19 T&MCS 77


Name of road: Trent & Mersey Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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