Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost – King's Bromley, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ntpayne
N 52° 43.205 W 001° 48.758
30U E 580197 N 5841794
Quick Description: Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost – King's Bromley, UK
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/7/2017 11:33:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMVXD8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
The Trent and Mersey canal was the UK's first long distance canal and, as the name suggests, was built to connect 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 mileposts all have a standard design and give the distance to Preston Brook and Shardlow which is just short of Derwent Mouth.

There are 59 original mileposts left. These were made by Rougeley & Dixon in Stone, Staffordshire. These posts bear the inscription R&D Stone 1819.

The other 35 mileposts are replicas that are inscribed T&MCS 1977. These were placed by the Trent & Mersey Canal Society; many are sponsored by patrons and have plaques commemorating them at their bases.

This particular milestone is 27 miles from Shardlow and 65 miles from Preston Brook.

It is a replica milepost installed by the canal society.
Condition: Worn

Date placed: 1/1/1977

Material: Metal


Name of road: Trent & Mersey canal

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