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Latitude: 52.8443 / 52°50'39"N
Longitude: -2.4026 / 2°24'9"W
OS Eastings: 372982
OS Northings: 327498
OS Grid: SJ729274
Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.SYRQ
Mapcode Global: WH9CC.2R6V
Entry Name: Milepost Approximately 150 Metres to West of Bridge Number 48
Listing Date: 25 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1055358
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260161
Location: Cheswardine, Shropshire, TF9
Civil Parish: Cheswardine
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Cheswardine St Swithun
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
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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