N8342 : Milestone on the Royal Canal at Oldtown, Co. Meath

taken 10 years ago, near to Nicholastown, Kildare, Ireland

Milestone on the Royal Canal at Oldtown, Co. Meath
Milestone on the Royal Canal at Oldtown, Co. Meath
It marks the 23 mile point. Measuring backwards we can establish that the zero point was at the long-gone Broadstone basin near Phibsorough in Dublin.
Also notable that English miles of 5280ft were used rather than Irish miles of 6720ft.

The adjacent Dublin to Galway railway line's 23 mile point is only about 400m further west, demonstrating how closely mated to the canal it is (its zero point is also at Broadstone - that station is long gone as well).
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N8342   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 July, 2009
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Milestone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 8313 4287 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.7764N 6:45.0056W
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Irish: geotagged! N 8313 4287
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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