Trent and Mersey Canal Milepost - Rode Heath, Cheshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 07.064 W 002° 18.158
30U E 546673 N 5885594
Quick Description: A canal side milepost on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Rode Heath.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/1/2017 9:47:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMV0AZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 8

Long Description:
This milepost is located just before Bridge 144 on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Rode Heath.
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 mile posts 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 66 miles, Preston Brook 26 miles. R+D Stone 1819


Name of road: Trent and Mersey Canal

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