Trent and Mersey Canal Milepost - Longport, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 02.808 W 002° 12.741
30U E 552801 N 5877766
Quick Description: A canal side milepost on the Trent and Mersey Canal near Westport Lake at Longport.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/18/2018 6:09:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMYRMY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This milepost is located on the Trent and Mersey Canal near bridge 127A and adjacent to Westport Lake at Longport between Burslem and Tunstall.

The canal used the established systems of mileposts to identify distances from the beginning and end of the route from Preston Brook to Shardlow. All the posts have Shardlow on the left.

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 T & MCS 1977, which were installed by the Trent and Mersey Canal Society two hundred years after the canal opened.
Condition: Distressed

Date placed: 1/1/1977

Material: Metal

Shardlow 59 miles, Preston Brook 33 miles. R+D Stone 1977

Name of road: Trent and Mersey Canal

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