Worcester and Birmingham Canal Milepost - Five Ways, Birmingham, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 52° 28.370 W 001° 54.675
30U E 573952 N 5814187
Quick Description: A canal side milepost located near Bridge 87 Bath Row on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Five Ways, Birmingham.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/28/2019 10:07:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM1119K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This canal side milepost located on the tow path of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal near Bridge 87, Bath Row at Five Ways.

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.

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.
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Condition: Worn

Material: Metal

Inscription:
Left side 1.52KM THE VALE 2.20Km SOMERSET ROAD 3.19KM UNIVERSITY Right side GRANVILLE STREET 260M THE MAILBOX 460M GAS STREET 700M


Name of road: Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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