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Milestone on Towpath South of Canal Bridge Number 25

A Grade II Listed Building in Adlington, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3066 / 53°18'23"N

Longitude: -2.1104 / 2°6'37"W

OS Eastings: 392740

OS Northings: 378858

OS Grid: SJ927788

Mapcode National: GBR FZP6.XD

Mapcode Global: WHBBH.K48X

Entry Name: Milestone on Towpath South of Canal Bridge Number 25

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138891

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58173

Location: Adlington, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Adlington

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(South Side)

6/7 Milestone on towpath 30m
south of canal bridge
no. 25.


Milestone: C1830. Heavy rectangular sandstone block with a shaped
top reads "From ....... 7 Miles" on south face, and "From .......
19 1/4 Miles" in good seriffed script. The placenames of Marple and
Hall Green (the ends of the canal) were deliberately erased during the
Second World War to confuse German parachutists.
This is an example of the style of milestone on this canal with
simpler distance stones between. There is an example of such a stone
south of canal bridge no. 19 Adlington.

Listing NGR: SJ9274078858

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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