TQ0488 : Milepost by Grand Union Canal

taken 8 months ago, near to Denham Green, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Milepost by Grand Union Canal
Milepost by Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union is a 137 mile (220km), 166 lock, 2 tunnel canal running between Brentford in London and Birmingham. It is the longest canal in Britain, and has 11 main arms and junctions. It takes over a week to navigate.

The Leicester arm branches off at Norton Junction and runs 66 miles long through 59 locks (including 2 staircase locks at Foxton) and 2 tunnels to Leicester where it continues into the River Soar.

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Milestones / Mileposts
A milestone is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road, canal, railway or sometimes paths at intervals of one mile or occasionally, parts of a mile. They are typically located at the side of the route. They are alternatively known as mileposts or mile posts (abbreviated MP on maps). Mileage is the distance along the route from a fixed starting point.
Milestones are constructed to provide reference points along the route. This can be used to reassure travellers that the correct route is being followed, and to indicate either distance travelled or the remaining distance to a destination.
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TQ0488, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0497 8862 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.2001N 0:29.1760W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0499 8863
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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