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Latitude: 51.4809 / 51°28'51"N
Longitude: -3.1839 / 3°11'2"W
OS Eastings: 317883
OS Northings: 176436
OS Grid: ST178764
Mapcode National: GBR KHM.13
Mapcode Global: VH6FD.R1NK
Entry Name: Mile Post at NW End of Westgate Street
Listing Date: 13 January 1976
Last Amended: 30 April 1999
Source ID: 14076
Building Class: Transport
Location: At NW end of Westgate Street.
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Dated 1835. Ornately moulded cast iron mile-post in Gothic style, the first of a series on the A48 to the west of Cardiff.
Rectangular panels at the base, the lower one with date "1835", and the upper one with the words "Cardiff Town". Behind and above this, a tall crowning tablet with curved head, inscribed "Cardiff District". Two pointed headed panels protrude from lower part of this tablet, the left hand one inscribed "To Cowbridge 12" and the right hand one inscribed "To Newport 12". A segmental panel inscribed "London 158" below these and above rectangular panels at base.
Fine piece of early C19 cast iron work.
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