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Mile Post at NW End of Westgate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, Cardiff

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14076

Building Class: Transport

Location: At NW end of Westgate Street.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

Dated 1835. Ornately moulded cast iron mile-post in Gothic style, the first of a series on the A48 to the west of Cardiff.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

Fine piece of early C19 cast iron work.

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