Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost - Anderton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 16.593 W 002° 31.656
30U E 531499 N 5903138
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: 6/4/2017 3:29:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMVWND
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

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, probably early C19, of cast iron. Circular post with plate curved in plan inscribed SHARDLOW 85 MILES: PRESTON BROOK 7 MILES in raised Roman capitals." link


Name of road: Trent & Mersey Canal

Condition: Immaculate

Date placed: 1/1/1819

Material: Metal

Inscription:
    PRESTON</td
SHARDLOW   BROOK
85   7
MILES   MILES


R&D STONE 1819
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