Milepost 49 ~ Meaford Top Lock

Link to picture of milepost This original milepost is situated alongside the top lock of the four-lock Meaford flight.
Link to Meaford Top Lock The lower three locks of the flight were built in the 1830's to reduce congestion caused by the original three-lock staircase located alongside what is now Meaford Road lock (the lock below the Top Lock).
Link to Lock Ladder The towpath here has switched over to the eastern bank, and has been since the turnaround bridge (just above Meaford House Lock). It returns to the western bank courtesy of another turnaround bridge further upstream and alongside the old site of Meaford power station.