Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost - Bartington, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 17.074 W 002° 36.043
30U E 526619 N 5904001
Quick Description: This is one of the milestones on the Trent & Mersey Canal used to assist in calculating toll charges on the canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/31/2017 2:54:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMVVZF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal was the UK's first long distance canal and as the name suggests was built to give a connection to the Rivers Trent and Mersey. (Access to the Mersey was actually via the Bridgewater Canal with some locks at Runcorn that no longer exist).

It opened in 1777 and is 93.5 miles (150.5 km) long and stretches from its connection with the Bridgewater Canal at Preston Brook to its connection with the River Trent at Derwent Mouth.

The milesposts all have a standard design and give the distance to Preston Brook and Shardlow which is just short of Derwent Mouth.

The milepost is an Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Canal milepost, 1819, cast iron. Tapered circular stem inscribed R & D STONE 1819 carries curved plate inscribed SHARDLOW 89 MILES : PRESTON BROOK 3 MILES. All lettering is raised Roman capitals." link

Name of road: Trent & Mersey Canal

Condition: Immaculate

Date placed: 1/1/1819

Material: Metal

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R&D STONE 1819
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