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Latitude: 51.5198 / 51°31'11"N
Longitude: -3.2012 / 3°12'4"W
OS Eastings: 316753
OS Northings: 180777
OS Grid: ST167807
Mapcode National: GBR KC5.55
Mapcode Global: VH6F6.G2J8
Entry Name: Pair of Mileposts in W boundary wall to Lidl car park
Location: Situated to rear of pavement and set into low modern brick wall topped by railings along W side of supermarket car park.
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Listing Date: 18 July 2001
Last Amended: 18 July 2001
Building Class: Transport
Source ID: 25525
1830s cast-iron milepost dating from the turnpike trust improvements to Cardiff-Caerphilly-Merthyr road.
Probably later C18 stone milepost on same road transport route.
Two mileposts, one of cast-iron to left and the other of roughly dressed stonework to right, set into modern concrete and probably resited from elsewhere in Caerphilly Road. Triangular cast-iron post with sloping top and rolled edge mouldings bears raised lettering: "ROATH 3 1/4" in triangular head. N facet of upright inscribed: "CARDIFF 3 Miles" and S facet: "CAERPH-ILLY 4 1/4 Miles".
Earlier, battered rectangular stone (about 1m high) bears incised but eroded lettering possibly reading: "From Cardiff ... Miles".
Though the milestone is very eroded and both have been resited, these two mile markers are of special interest as illustrating the progressive history of road transport in Glamorgan.
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