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Description: Milepost Approximately 150 Metres to West of Bridge Number 48
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260161
OS Grid Reference: SJ7298227498
OS Grid Coordinates: 372982, 327498
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8443, -2.4026
CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
SJ 72 NW (south side)
SJ 7298 2750
Milepost approx 150
8/11 metres to west of Bridge
- No. 48
Milepost. Circa 1830. Cast iron. Short cylindrical round-topped post
with curved rectangular plates to front, 2 to top and one to bottom.
Superscribed serif lettering reads: "AUTHERLEY/JUNCTION/21 MILES" (left
hand side), "NANTWICH/18/MILE" (right-hand side) and "NORBURY JUNCTION/5 1/2
MILES." (bottom). This stretch of canal was built as part of the Birmingham
and Liverpool Junction Canal (act passed 1826, opened 1835), which was absorbed
by the Ellesmere and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually became part of the
Shropshire Union in 1846. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands,
pp 183-9; Thomas Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A portrait of the
Shropshire Union Canal.
Listing NGR: SJ7298227498
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Source: English Heritage
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