Caldon Canal Milepost - Basford Green, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 03.271 W 002° 01.503
30U E 565345 N 5878779
Quick Description: A canal side milepost on the Caldon Canal at Basford Green.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/21/2017 9:56:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMW0EF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This milepost is located on the Caldon Canal between the Churnet Valley Railway Station at Basford Bridge Lane and Consall Forge. The date mark is R&D Stone 1890. 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: 1/1/1890

Material: Metal

Left Etruria 13 Miles Right Uttoxeter 17 Miles R&D STONE 1890

Name of road: Caldon Canal

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