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Shropshire Union Canal Milepost Approximately 25 Metres to South East of Bridge Number 52

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheswardine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8505 / 52°51'1"N

Longitude: -2.422 / 2°25'19"W

OS Eastings: 371677

OS Northings: 328189

OS Grid: SJ716281

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.SD5Z

Mapcode Global: WH9CB.RMV4

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Milepost Approximately 25 Metres to South East of Bridge Number 52

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055361

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260166

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 72 NW CANAL (south-west
SJ 7167 2818 side)

8/16 Milepost approx. 25
- metres to south-east
of Bridge No 52

- 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 self lettering reads: "AUTHERLEY/JUNCTION/22 MILES" (left-hand side).
"NANTWICH/17/MILES" (right-hand side) and "NORBURY/JUNCTION/6 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: SJ7167728189

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

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