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Former Toll-gate, Posts and Turnstile

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangernyw, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1853 / 53°11'7"N

Longitude: -3.7168 / 3°43'0"W

OS Eastings: 285379

OS Northings: 366736

OS Grid: SH853667

Mapcode National: GBR 67.39MF

Mapcode Global: WH65R.W69D

Entry Name: Former Toll-gate, Posts and Turnstile

Listing Date: 17 March 1999

Last Amended: 17 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21481

Building Class: Communications

Location: The gate is located on the N side of the minor road leading W out of Llangernyw at the head of the farm road to Maesol, approximately 2.2km WSW of Llangernyw village centre.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Llangernyw

Community: Llangernyw

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Toll gate of the type designed by Thomas Telford for use on the London to Holyhead road between 1819-28. The Act of Parliament for turnpiking the road from Abergele to Llanrwst through Llangernyw was passed in 22/23 Victoria (1858/9). It is probable that this gate was used locally on this turnpike. The turnstile is very unusual and was probably used instead of the usual side gate for pedestrians.

Exterior

Gate fabricated from rolled wrought iron flat bar with T-section top and bottom rails and latch stile; square section hanging stile extends above top rail terminating in an urn-shaped finial. Flat bars radiate from two quadrant-shaped gusset plates in corners next to hanging stile to form lattice; bars riveted to rails and stiles and at intersections. Circular, slightly tapered cast iron gateposts in the form of columns with plain capitals. Wrought angle-iron turnstile to E.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare and well preserved example of a mid C19 iron combined toll gate and turnstile to a design by Thomas Telford.

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