Caldon Canal Milepost - Cheddleton, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.073 W 002° 01.807
30U E 564986 N 5880261
Quick Description: A canal side milepost on the Caldon Canal at Cheddleton.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/17/2017 11:48:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMV952
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 8

Long Description:
This milepost is located near to Bridge 44 on the Caldon Canal at Cheddleton. The date mark is hidden in the ground but it looks like R&D just visible above the ground. The white paint is flaking slightly.
The canal mileposts identify distances from the beginning and end of the route from Etruria to Uttoxeter.
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 C & CS 1981, which were installed by the Caldon Canal Society.

The canal was built to carry limestone for the iron industry and flints for the pottery industry.
The Caldon Canal runs from the Trent and Mersey Canal at Etruria Junction, through the heart of the once-industrialised Potteries before heading up into the Staffordshire Moorlands, and terminating at the junction with the Uttoxter Canal at Froghall. The Caldon Canal is 17 miles (27 km) long, has 17 locks, 3 operational lift-bridges and one tunnel. At Froghall, the first lock of the Uttoxeter Canal has recently been restored, leading to a basin with visitor moorings.
There is one branch (the Leek Branch), which runs from Hazelhurst Junction to the outskirts of Leek, just short of its original terminus. The branch is 3 miles (4.8 km) long, has no locks and one tunnel. (visit link)
Condition: Worn

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Left Uttoxeter 18 Miles Right Etruria 12 Miles


Name of road: Caldon Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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