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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2224 / 53°13'20"N

Longitude: -4.2561 / 4°15'22"W

OS Eastings: 249472

OS Northings: 371861

OS Grid: SH494718

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.0YCK

Mapcode Global: WH431.L8HG

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 20 October 1998

Last Amended: 20 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20614

Building Class: Transport

Location: Abutting a field wall, set back slightly from the N side of the A5(T), c1.6km E of the new church of St Michael, Gaerwen.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog

Community: Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog

Locality: Gaerwen

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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 1811Thomas 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.


Dressed granite slab, set into wall, with shallow triangular head and raking chamfered sides. Cast iron inset plate with lettering reading: HOLY- HEAD / 18 / MONA / 5 / BANGOR / 7.

Reasons for Listing

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

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Melin Maengwyn
    Set back from the N side of the A5(T), c750m E of the new church of St Michael, Gaerwen.
  • II Church of St. Deiniol
    Close to the centre of the village, within churchyard entered by a lychgate E of the war memorial.
  • II War Memorial
    Set back slightly from the S side of the A5(T), within a small enclosed area bounded by railings, to
  • II Capel Cana and school rooms
    Located on the NW side of the road leading out of the village towards Brynsiencyn, c150m SW of the P
  • II School rooms adjacent to the Church of St Michael
    Located within the church grounds and directly E of the Church of St Michael (new church), Gaerwen,
  • II Milestone
    Abutting the churchyard wall of the new church of St Michael, Gaerwen; slightly set back from the N

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