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Milepost

A Grade II Listed Building in Heath, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5058 / 51°30'20"N

Longitude: -3.1986 / 3°11'54"W

OS Eastings: 316908

OS Northings: 179221

OS Grid: ST169792

Mapcode National: GBR KCB.R5

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.HFW0

Entry Name: Milepost

Listing Date: 18 July 2001

Last Amended: 18 July 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25523

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on the NE side of Gabalfa Interchange, on a slip road which joins Eastern Avenue (A48). Against a concrete wall which fronts an open space.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Heath

Locality: Gabalfa Interchange

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

C19 milepost, shown on the Ordnance Survey of 1880, which was located at the junction of two important routes out of Cardiff, Merthyr Road and Caerphilly Road. The arrangement of roads, with the construction of Gabalfa interchange, is much altered and the milepost is probably not in its original position.

Exterior

Cast iron milepost of triangular cross-section on a short square base. The 2 faces at 45 degrees have round-arched tops and lettering in relief. That to the L reads 'Cardiff 2', that to the R, 'Merthyr 22'. These faces are splayed at the base, and a triangle facing forward reads 'Caerphilly 5'. The square base has a recessed panel to the front which may have had an inscription.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare survival of a milepost at the junction of two important historic routes out of Cardiff.

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