Peak Forest Canal Milestone - Marple, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 23.618 W 002° 03.595
30U E 562513 N 5916471
Quick Description: This milestone is near to the middle of the Peak Forest Canal next to lock 15.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/3/2014 9:57:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMMTJQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Peak Forest Canal
It is a narrow canal and is fourteen miles long and connects Buxworth with Dukinfield, at the junction of the Ashton Canal. The sixteen locks near the town of Marple raise the canal a height of 210 feet in a distance of 1 mile.

The Milestone
The milestone stands next to lock 15, the second highest lock in the flight of 16. It is in poor condition, and obscured by an overgrown hedge.

It shows the distance from there to the Ashton Canal as 8 Miles.
Condition: Distressed

Material: Stone

Inscription:
8 MILES TO ASHTON JUNC


Name of road: The Peak Forest Canal

Date placed: Not listed

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