Milepost 38 ~ Great Haywood

Link to picture of milepost This milepost stands just a few hundred yards from the junction of the Trent & Mersey canal and the Staffs & Worcs. The towpath is carried across the mouth of the Staffs & Worcs by a fine and much photographed bridge.
Link to ... The Staffs & Worcs was planned at the same time as the Trent & Mersey (the Acts of Parliament were granted on the same day). It provided the link with the River Severn at Stourport and was a major component in James Brindley's 'silver cross'.
Link to ... As it stands alongside an access track from the towpath to the road, it is one of the few posts that can be seen from behind.