Trent & Mersey Canal Milepost - Betchton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 07.301 W 002° 19.620
30U E 545038 N 5886017
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: 7/21/2017 4:13:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMW7Q9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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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 mileposts all have a standard design and give the distance to Preston Brook and Shardlow which is just short of Derwent Mouth.

The milepost is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Milepost. Dated 1819. Cast iron. Circular post with projecting quatrefoil to lower body with the date in raised letters and R&D STONE. Above this is a curved plate which is divided vertically and reads. SHARDLOW PRESTON BROOK 67 25 MILES MILES" link

Name of road: Trent & Mersey Canal

Date placed: Not listed

Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

67   25

R&D STONE 1819
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