Canal milestone - Mackley's Bridge - Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 53.095 W 000° 59.558
30U E 635065 N 5861355
Quick Description: A metal milestone on the Grantham Canal, at Mackley's Bridge, Owthorpe.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/7/2017 1:56:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMW3ZB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 1

Long Description:
10¼ mile marker, is west of bridge 25, Owthorpe Lane, near Mackley's Bridge. Owthorpe.

"The Grantham Canal is a canal that runs for 33 miles (53 km) from Grantham, falling through 18 locks to West Bridgford where it joins the River Trent. It was built primarily to allow for the transportation of coal to Grantham. It opened in 1797, and its profitability steadily increased until 1841. It was then sold to a railway company, after which it declined, and was finally closed in 1936."

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Condition: Worn

Material: Metal

Inscription:
10¼ MILES FROM THE TRENT


Name of road: Grantham Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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