SJ8807 : Milepost near Avenue Bridge No 10

taken 1 year ago, near to Brewood, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Milepost near Avenue Bridge No 10
Milepost near Avenue Bridge No 10
Nantwich 35 miles.
Autherley Junction 4 miles.
Norbury Junction 11 miles.
SJ8807 : Milepost along the Shropshire Union Canal, close up of the milepost.
SJ8906 : Milepost along the Shropshire Union Canal, the previous milepost along the canal.
SJ8708 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Brewood, the next milepost along the canal.
This Grade II listed canal bridge was built by Thomas Telford in c1830. It carries a bridleway and the Lower Avenue leading to Chillington Hall across the Shropshire Union Canal.
The Shropshire Union Canal
The Shropshire Union Canal (from Autherley to Nantwich) was engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1835. There are long straight sections of this canal which required either embankments or cuttings to avoid the need for locks. Although this was a more difficult procedure, the end route was shorter and the progress for horse drawn working boats could be maintained with (hopefully) no stoppages. The canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) was opened at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.

The current Shroppie north of Nantwich was formerly the Chester Canal, opened in 1779, and has wider locks and bridges. Boats up to nine feet in beam can still navigate this section; Telford's canal accommodates only narrowboats up to seven feet in beam.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8884 0757 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.9436N 2:9.9872W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8884 0757
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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