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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6997 / 52°41'59"N

Longitude: -3.656 / 3°39'21"W

OS Eastings: 288193

OS Northings: 312627

OS Grid: SH881126

Mapcode National: GBR 9B.2VYL

Mapcode Global: WH683.TD7N

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22581

Building Class: Transport

Location: The milestone stands in the grass verge on the N side of the main road, near the access drive to Dugoed Bach farm.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Cwm Cewydd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The milestone is on a new turnpiked section of the the old Welshpool to Machynlleth road set out in the early C19, and running from the surviving toll house (Tyrpeg) to Penrhiwcul, below the course of the former road.

Exterior

The milestone is of slate, a flat slab painted white, with a cut inscription reading MACHYNLLETH/ 13 MILES / MALLWYD 1 1/2 / CAN-OFFICE 10 1/2

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the only two surviving milestones on the new turnpike line of the main arterial road through central Wales, the only one to survive in its entirety.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gweinion
    The farm is reached by a long roadway commencing from the N side of the A 458 near the roundabout junction with the A470, and running E along the S side of the Cwm Cleifion.
  • II Farm building at Gweinion
    Gweinion lies at the end of a long farm road leading off the N side of the A458, near the roundabout junction with the A470.
  • II Dugoed-mawr
    The farmhouse is uphill sited, on a terrace above the main road between Mallwyd and Welshpool, and is reached by a steeply inclined driveway.
  • II Pont Wrysgen
    The bridge carries the main A458 Mallwyd to Welshpool Road over the Afon Cleifion, SW of Cwm Cewydd.

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