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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel Curig, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1221 / 53°7'19"N

Longitude: -3.9533 / 3°57'11"W

OS Eastings: 269382

OS Northings: 360106

OS Grid: SH693601

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.7654

Mapcode Global: WH54Q.7SQD

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 27 November 1996

Last Amended: 27 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17820

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated approximately 2.5km NW of Capel Curig in the mountainous Afon Llugwy valley; on the roadside, set against a low rubble wall.

County: Conwy

Community: Capel Curig

Community: Capel Curig

Locality: Helyg

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Milestone erected c.1815 as part of the new London to Holyhead road (now the A5), designed and implemented by Thomas Telford, engineer.

Exterior

Tapered milestone of dressed and tooled stone, with chamfered base and edges, and triangular head. Inset cast iron plaque with, in raised letters:` Holyhead 37, Bangor 12, C. Curig 2M - 3F; no visible foundry marks.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as one of the original milestones of Telford's London to Holyhead road.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Garage at Helyg
    On the north side of the A5, just to the east of Helyg, c 3.5km W of Capel Curig.
  • II Outbuilding at Helyg
    On the south side of the A5, c 3.5km W of Capel Curig.
  • II Helyg
    On the south side of the A5, c 3.5km W of Capel Curig.
  • II Milestone
    On the roadside in the Afon Llugwy valley some 3km NW of Capel Curig.; set against a low rubble wall
  • II Milestone
    On the roadside in the mountainous Afon Llugwy valley, some 5km NW of Capel Curig and about 1km E of

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