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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Valley, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2848 / 53°17'5"N

Longitude: -4.5657 / 4°33'56"W

OS Eastings: 229060

OS Northings: 379494

OS Grid: SH290794

Mapcode National: GBR HN30.MDJ

Mapcode Global: WH42H.VP1P

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 19 January 1998

Last Amended: 19 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19232

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the NE side of the A5 through Valley, directly opposite the Stanley Hospital.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Valley (Y Fali)

Community: Valley

Built-Up Area: Valley

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History

Following the Act of Union in 1801 a programme to improve the roads between the two capital cities of London and Dublin was initiated. In 1811 Thomas Telford was commissioned to undertake a survey of the roads between London and Holyhead and in 1817 began work on the northern stretch of the road at Shrewsbury. As well as overseeing the work, Thomas Telford also designed every detail of the road, and this milestone is one of a number designed for it c.1817-32.

Exterior

Dressed granite slab, set into wall, with shallow triangular head and raking chamfered sides. Cast iron inset plate with lettering reading: HOLY- / HEAD / 4 / MONA / 9 / BANGOR / 21.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of one of Telford's milestones retaining its cast iron plate.

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