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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws Garmon, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0577 / 53°3'27"N

Longitude: -4.1519 / 4°9'6"W

OS Eastings: 255882

OS Northings: 353327

OS Grid: SH558533

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.CKXJ

Mapcode Global: WH550.6D5Q

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21285

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on the south side of the B 4418 at Drws-y-coed-uchaf about 1km west of Rhyd-Ddu; set in a rubblestone field boundary wall.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Betws Garmon

Community: Betws Garmon

Locality: Drws-y-coed-uchaf

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

One of a series of milestones set up after the establishment of the turnpike road in the 1820s.

Exterior

Early to mid-C19 milestone relating to the turnpike road first established in the 1820s. Slate-stone with simple chamfered top edge set in boundary wall. Inscribed "MLS." to top right corner with below "PENYGROES 6/ RHYD-DDU 1".

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as a turnpike road milestone, a well-preserved example of a characteristic local type.

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