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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Gaerwen, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.223 / 53°13'22"N

Longitude: -4.2803 / 4°16'49"W

OS Eastings: 247861

OS Northings: 371976

OS Grid: SH478719

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.0YJH

Mapcode Global: WH431.7800

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 20 October 1998

Last Amended: 20 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20613

Building Class: Transport

Location: Abutting the churchyard wall of the new church of St Michael, Gaerwen; slightly set back from the N side of the A5(T).

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog

Community: Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog

Locality: Gaerwen

Built-Up Area: Gaerwen

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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 c1817-32.

Exterior

Dressed granite slab, set into wall, with shallow triangular head and raking chamfered sides. Cast iron inset plate with lettering reading: HOLY- HEAD / 17 / MONA / 4 / BANGOR / 8.

Reasons for Listing

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

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