Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal Mile 1 - Nantwich, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 03.606 W 002° 32.241
30U E 531005 N 5879056
Quick Description: This canal milestone marks mile 1 from the start of what was originally the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/7/2018 8:02:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMY2EA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

Long Description:
The canal was built to connect the Chester Canal at Nantwich to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Autherley. There is also a junction at Norbury with what was the Newport Branch of Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal.

Subsequently a number of canals including The Chester Canal and the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal were merged to form the modern Shropshire Union Canal.

The milestones on this part of the Shropshire Union Canal still give distances relating to the original Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal.

The post has three separate plates showing distances to Nantwich (in this case zero), the end at Autherley and the Norbury junction.

This milestone is on the towpath next to a bench.
Condition: Immaculate

Date placed: 1/1/1826

Material: Metal

Inscription:
NANTWICH    AUTHERLEY
1
JUNCTION
MILE
38 MILES
NORBURY JUNCTION 22 1/2 MILES


Name of road: Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal

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