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City of Liverpool

Dock Link

Stanley Dock Branch

Liverpool
0-3 miles

Bootle to Melling
3-12 miles

Maghull to Burscough
12- 24 miles

Rufford Branch

Burscough
to Wigan
24 - 34 miles

Wigan
34 - 37 miles

Leigh Branch

Former Lancaster
Canal South
37-47miles

Johnson's Hillock
to Cherry Tree
47 - 54 miles

Blackburn
54-59 miles




 

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Mileposts

Mileposts and milestones are found on most canals in England. They were used to calculate tolls for cargo carried along the canal. There are a variety of different styles of milepost. Many have been lost over the years and some have been replaced.

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Milestones

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal between Liverpool and Wigan and Johnsons Hillock and Leeds was marked out with milestones.  The section between Wigan and Johnsons Hillock, the former Lancaster Canal southern section does not appear to have had milestones.

Mileposts

Metal mileposts were introduced in the 1890s. They mark the quarter, half, three-quarter and full miles along the whole length of the canal.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Mileposts
click the mile posts to see the quarters, halves and milestones
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
0 1 2 3 4
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
5 6 7 8 9
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
10 11 12 13 14
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
15 16 17 18 19
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
20 21 22 23 24
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
25 26 27 28 29
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
30 31 32 33 34
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
35 36 37 38 39
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
40 41 42 43 44
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
45 46 47 48 49
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
50 51 52 53 54
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
55 56 57 58 59
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
60 61 62 63 halfway
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
64 65 66 67 68
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
69 70 71 72 73
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
74 75 76 77 78
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
79 80 81 82 83
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
84 85 86 87 88
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
89 90 91 92 93
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost 98
94 95 96 97 98
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
99 100 101 102 103
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
104 105 106 107 108
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost milepost 111
109 110 111 112 113
Leeds Liverpool Canal Milepost
114 115 116 117 118
119 120 121 122 123
Milespost Liverpool 126 miles Liverpool 127 miles  
124 125 126 127  
The Rufford Branch

The Rufford Branch has only three remaining mileposts that I have found. They should show the distance from Tarleton to the Junction with the mainline. There dont seem to be any quarter or half mile posts.

1 2 3 4 5
Walton Summit Branch

There is little left of the Walton Summit Branch these days. But luckily there is just enough to include on quarter mile post which can be found just before it terminates. At the Lord Nelson pub there is the full mile post which was relocated there after the canal was filled in.

      quarter mile Walton Summit
1 mile

 

 

City of Leeds

Leeds
127.25 miles

Shipley to Leeds
115 -125 miles

Stockbridge to Shipley
109 -115 miles

Skipton to Stockbridge
99 - 109 miles

Gargrave to Skipton
93 -99 miles

Greenberfield to Gargrave
87 - 93 miles

Foulridge to Greenberfield
82-87 miles

Burnley Lane to Foulridge Tunnel
75 -82 miles

Burnley
71-75 miles

Rishton, Church and Hapton
59 - 71 miles






 
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