Worcester and Birmingham Canal Milepost - Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 52° 27.445 W 001° 55.697
30U E 572820 N 5812455
Quick Description: A canal side milepost located at Bridge 84 on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Edgbaston.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/28/2019 6:57:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM1118B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 5

Long Description:
This canal side milepost located on the tow path of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Bridge 84, Somerset Road in Edgbaston.

The cast-iron milepost is one of a series of numbered markers placed along this canal to provide reference points along the route to indicate either distance travelled or the remaining distance to a destination. This one gives the distances to local destinations in metric measurements and is a replacement as part of a local walking trail initiative.
Unfortunately this milepost had a substantial amount of graffiti on the right hand side making it difficult to read the distances.

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Worcester and Birmingham. It starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn and climbs 428 feet (130 m) to its end in the Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. It is 29 miles (47 km) long and has 58 locks, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe.

The canal was surveyed by Josiah Clowes and John Snape and construction of a barge-width (14 ft) canal began in 1792 from the Birmingham end, but progressed slowly. Its engineers changed often, and included Thomas Cartwright, John Woodhouse and William Crosley. The final 16 miles (26 km) were opened in December 1815.
Source: (visit link)
Condition: Distressed

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Left side 700M UNIVERSITY 1.5KM SELLY OAK 5.7KM KINGS NORTON JUNCTION Right side THE VALE 725M GAS STREET BASIN 4??M


Name of road: Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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