Caldon Canal Milepost - Denford, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.727 W 002° 04.073
30U E 562440 N 5881440
Quick Description: A canal side milepost on the Caldon Canal at Denford.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/6/2017 9:02:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMVDVC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 7

Long Description:
This milepost is located on the Caldon Canal outside the Holly Bush Inn at Denford.

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: Immaculate

Date placed: 1/1/1981

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Left Etruria 10 Miles Right Uttoxeter 20 Miles


Name of road: Caldon Canal

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