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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1391 / 53°8'20"N

Longitude: -4.0288 / 4°1'43"W

OS Eastings: 264387

OS Northings: 362136

OS Grid: SH643621

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.6CTK

Mapcode Global: WH54P.2CTC

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Last Amended: 9 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22922

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated on the eastern side of the A 5 approximately 320m south-east of Braich-ty-du; set directly on road partly built into low rubblestone field boundary wall.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllechid

Community: Llanllechid

Locality: Nant Ffrancon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

One of a series of milestones erected on Thomas Telford's London to Holyhead road, which was established as a turnpike road between 1815 and 1830.

Exterior

Limestone. A tapered post with chamfered edges and inset tapered top; cast-iron plate of same shape superscribed "HOLY-/ HEAD/ 33/ BANGOR/ 8/ C. CURIG/ 6M - 3F". Bench mark below cast-iron insert.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as a turnpike road milestone, a well-preserved example of the distinctive type associated with Thomas Telford's nationally important turnpike road.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Field Cowhouse
    Situated in isolated position below the A 5 to the east of the Afon Ogwen just off track running sou
  • II Stable at Braich-ty-du
    Situated approximately 4m south-west of the farm cottages at Braich-ty-du.
  • II Braich-ty-du
    Situated on rough track in isolated position with its fambuidings below the A 5 to the east of the A
  • II Pair of Cowhouses at Pentre Farm
    Located directly to east of farmhouse at Pentre Farm on opposite side of road, below which they are
  • II Pentre Farmhouse
    Remote roadside position on minor valley road running parallel with the A5 along the Ogwen valley; l
  • II Stables at Pentre Farm
    Situated on hillslope immediately to south of Pentre Farmhouse.
  • II Cowhouse at Maes-Caradoc
    Attached by short link section to south end of Maes-Caradoc from which it projects at right-angles t
  • II Maes-Caradoc
    Remote roadside position on minor valley road running parallel with the A5 along the Ogwen valley; l

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