Trent and Mersey Canal Milepost
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 05.570 W 002° 15.611
30U E 549542 N 5882853
Quick Description: A canal side milepost.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/6/2017 10:21:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMTTDN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 9

Long Description:
This milepost is located between the Red Bull wharf and Lock 44 on the Trent and Mersey Canal. The canal used the established systems of mileposts 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

Date placed: 1/1/1819

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Shardlow 63 miles, Preston Brook 29 miles. R+D Stone 1819


Name of road: Trent and Mersey Canal

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