Leeds Liverpool Canal Milestone – Wigan, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 33.312 W 002° 35.680
30U E 526851 N 5934110
The Leeds Liverpool canal is the longest canal in Northern England.
Waymark Code: WMJ2K5
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 09/12/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 1

It is 127.25 miles long and flows from the inland woollen town of Leeds to the coastal sea port of Liverpool, crossing the Pennines along the way. Work on the canal started in 1770 and built in a number of sections and was finally completed in 1816.

At this point the milestone is 90.25 miles from the start at Leeds and 37 miles from the port of Liverpool.

The milestone is quite distressed and the Leeds distance plate is broken and the distance difficult to read. The word LEEDS has been painted onto the area where the plate is missing.
Condition: Distressed

Material: Metal

LPOOL LEEDS 37        90 1/4 MILES   MILES

Name of road: Leeds Liverpool Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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