SJ8513 : Milepost at Wheaton Aston

taken 1 year ago, near to Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Milepost at Wheaton Aston
Milepost at Wheaton Aston
Nantwich 31 miles.
Autherley Junction 8 miles.
Norbury Junction 7 miles.
SJ8513 : Milepost at Wheaton Aston, closeup of the milepost.
SJ8611 : Milepost near Lapley Wood Bridge No 17, the previous milepost along the canal.
SJ8414 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost, the next milepost along the 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)
Wednesday, 25 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Paths  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 855 130 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.8731N 2:12.9471W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 855 130
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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