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Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost - Weston, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 50.932 W 002° 03.270
30U E 563673 N 5855876
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: 4/19/2019 10:54:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM10DNK
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.

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 SPONSORED
BY BLAKES HOLIDAYS
REPLACED BY THE
TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL SOCIETY
AND UNVEILED BY
DAVID WYATT
OF THE CANAL CRUISING CO.
ON THE 24th JUNE 1984
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

Inscription:
    PRESTON
SHARDLOW   BROOK
42   50
MILES   MILES


19
T&MCS
77


Name of road: Trent & Mersey Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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