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Shropshire Union Canal Milepost Approximately 116 Metres to South East of Bridge Number 55

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheswardine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8608 / 52°51'38"N

Longitude: -2.4377 / 2°26'15"W

OS Eastings: 370626

OS Northings: 329346

OS Grid: SJ706293

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.RVRH

Mapcode Global: WH9CB.JCD6

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Milepost Approximately 116 Metres to South East of Bridge Number 55

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260170

Location: Cheswardine, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Cheswardine

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Cheswardine St Swithun

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 7029-7129 (south-west side)
SJ 70626 29345
12/20 Milepost approx. 116
- metres to south-east
of Bridge No 55

- II

Milepost. Circa 1830. Cast-iron. Short cylindrical round-topped post
with curved rectangular plates to front. 2 to top and one to bottom. Super-
scribed serif lettering reads: "AUTHERLEY/JUNCTION" 23 MILES" (left-hand side),
"NANTWICH/16/MILES" (right-hand side) and "NORBURY/JUNCTION/7 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, pp. 183-9.
Thomas Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A portrait of the Shropshire
Union Canal.

Listing NGR: SJ7062629345

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