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Milestone at Engedi crossroads

A Grade II Listed Building in Bryngwran, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2641 / 53°15'50"N

Longitude: -4.4525 / 4°27'9"W

OS Eastings: 236521

OS Northings: 376931

OS Grid: SH365769

Mapcode National: GBR HNC2.C6D

Mapcode Global: WH42R.K6YZ

Entry Name: Milestone at Engedi crossroads

Listing Date: 22 September 1998

Last Amended: 22 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20512

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set in front of a low rubble field wall at the N side of the A5(T), at the crossroads with the B5112 and A4080.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Bryngwran

Community: Bryngwran

Locality: Treban

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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 / 9 / MONA / 4 / BANGOR / 16.

Reasons for Listing

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

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pandy Treban
    In a isolated location, set back from the W side of the B5112, c.2km ENE of Bryngwran.
  • II Milestone W of Gwalchmai
    Set within a low rubble field wall alongside the N side of the A5(T), W of the village of Gwalchmai
  • II Milestone in Bryngwran
    Abutting a rubble wall, set back slightly from the N side of the High Street (A5) in Bryngwran.
  • II* Church of St. Peulan
    In an isolated rural location, within an irregularly shaped churchyard at the end of a raised trackw

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