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Latitude: 52.8729 / 52°52'22"N
Longitude: -2.4513 / 2°27'4"W
OS Eastings: 369719
OS Northings: 330694
OS Grid: SJ697306
Mapcode National: GBR 7W.R52J
Mapcode Global: WH9CB.91YX
Entry Name: Shrposhire Union Canal Milepost Approximately 30 Metres to South of Bridge Number 57
Listing Date: 25 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1055326
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260287
Location: Sutton upon Tern, Shropshire, TF9
Civil Parish: Sutton upon Tern
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Market Drayton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SUTTON UPON TERN C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
SJ 63 SE (south-west side)
SJ 6972 3067
3/128 Milepost approx. 30 metres
- to south of Bridge No.
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/24. MILES" (left-hand side), "NANT-
WICH/15/MILES." (right-hand side) and "NORBURY/JUNCTION/8 1/2 MILES." (bottom).
This stretch of the 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,
(1966), pp. 183-9; Thomas Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A Portrait of the
Shropshire Union Canal.
Listing NGR: SJ6971930693
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