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Milepost at Pontyates

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontyates, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7519 / 51°45'6"N

Longitude: -4.2094 / 4°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 247585

OS Northings: 208222

OS Grid: SN475082

Mapcode National: GBR GR.QV05

Mapcode Global: VH3M4.070B

Entry Name: Milepost at Pontyates

Listing Date: 16 October 1998

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20543

Building Class: Transport

Location: At the roadside near entrance to a house named Gelli Oer (55 Heol Llanelli)

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig)

Community: Llanelli Rural

Locality: Pontyates

Built-Up Area: Pontyates

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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The road from Carmarthen to Llanelli through Pontyates was part of the Kidwelly Turnpike Trust system re-established in the late C18 under its Renewal Act of 1779. This road was taken into unified management c.1845 and a cast-iron milepost is likely to be of the latter date.


Cast-iron milepost, consisting of a single casting standing about 600 mm high plus a separate capping. Each face of the post is about 350 mm wide, the faces meeting at 90 degrees. At left "TO LLANELLY 6 [MILES]", at right "TO CARMARTHEN 9 [MILES]" in boldly raised serif lettering, the letters of the town names being set out in arch form. The capping casting presents an inclined triangular face over each main face, the triangles meeting at the apex. The capping is not bolted to the main casting. No foundry mark seen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a cast-iron milepost of the period of rationalisation of the South Wales turnpikes.

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