Caldon Canal Milestone 7 - Stockton Brook, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 03.912 W 002° 07.188
30U E 558980 N 5879886
Quick Description: This milepost marks the distance to the start of the canal at Etruria and the original end of the canal at Uttoxeter.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/2/2019 10:41:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM11JNH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Caldon Canal

"The Caldon Canal runs from the Trent and Mersey Canal at Etruria Junction, through the heart of the once-industrialised Potteries before heading up into the Staffordshire Moorlands, and terminating at the junction with the Uttoxter Canal at Froghall. The Caldon Canal is 17 miles (27 km) long, has 17 locks, 3 operational lift-bridges and one tunnel. At Froghall, the first lock of the Uttoxeter Canal has recently been restored, leading to a basin with visitor moorings.

There is one branch (the Leek Branch), which runs from Hazelhurst Junction to the outskirts of Leek, just short of its original terminus. The branch is 3 miles (4.8 km) long, has no locks and one tunnel." link

The milepost is a replica of the original and was erected by the Caldon Canal Society in 1984. There is a plaque at the bottom of the milestone.
THIS MILEPOST WAS REPLACED BY
CALDON CANAL SOCIETY
SPONSORED BY
STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS
DISTRICT COUNCIL
AND UNVEILED BY
CLLR D MACHIN
CHAIRMAN
WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY 1984
Condition: Immaculate

Date placed: 5/16/1984

Material: Metal

Inscription:
ETRURIA
UTTOXETER
7
23
MILES
MILES


Name of road: The Caldon Canal

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