Trent and Mersey Canal Milepost
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 05.094 W 002° 14.667
30U E 550605 N 5881981
Quick Description: A canal side milepost.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/6/2017 9:47:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMTTDD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 12

Long Description:
This milepost is located at the Harecastle Tunnel north portal on the Trent and Mersey Canal. The canal used the established systems of mile posts to identify distances from the beginning and end of the route from Preston Brook to Shardlow. All the posts have Shardlow on the left. These are in a uniform company design: a circular post with moulded head and embossed convex faces painted black and white. The original posts have a plate on the shaft stating “R&D Stone 1819”, which is thought to refer to the Stone foundry of Rangeley and Dixon.
The replica ones have the mark T & MCS 1977, which were installed by the Trent and Mersey Canal Society two hundred years after the canal opened.
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Shardlow 62 miles, Preston Brook 30 miles. (R+D Stone 1819)


Name of road: Trent and Mersey Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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