Milepost 4 ~ Black Pool near Weston

Link to picture of milepost Like mileposts 0, 1 and 3, this one differs from the rest of the originals in the shape of the plate that carries the initials of the company that cast them. On this post, there is a square plate bearing the initials R&D. Compare this with the shape of the plate on milepost 5.
Link to view east At this point the canal runs along the side of Cliff Wood and overlooks the Trent valley. At one time, there was a wharf here. Boats would travel up the river to the foot of the 'cliff' and cargo would be transferred from canal to river. All that remains of the river at the foot of the cliffs is the backwater known as Black Pool. There are signs of the existence of the wharf for those who know where to look and what to look for, and there is a footbridge across the canal (bridge number 10).