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Mile Marker

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6365 / 52°38'11"N

Longitude: -3.9738 / 3°58'25"W

OS Eastings: 266529

OS Northings: 306131

OS Grid: SH665061

Mapcode National: GBR 8X.6VNJ

Mapcode Global: WH570.XZXP

Entry Name: Mile Marker

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23191

Building Class: Transport

Location: The post is set in the verge at the top of the hill to the W of the village, opposite the farm road to Rhiwerfa.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Locality: Abergynolwyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The Merionethshire Turnpike Trust was first established in 1777, and had 5 districts, this route being in the Dolgellau & Mawddach area, which was absorbed into the larger Dolgelley Mawddwy and Towyn district in 1851, and was finally dissolved after 1875. The mile marker post was probably erected by the turnpike trust in c1827 when the route from Dolgellau to Towyn was remade .


Made of cast iron, of triangular section rising from a moulded plinth to an enlarged top sloping back to an edge roll moulding. Raised cast lettering reading, on the left TOWYN / 6; on the right, DOLGELLEY / 14.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good and well preserved example of the C19 cast iron mile markers of the type frequently used in the earlier decades of the C19; and one of the most complete series of such posts to survive.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Carthouse and granary at Rhiwerfa
    Rhiwerfa is on level ground at high level on the NW side of the narrow valley of the Afon Fathew, an
  • II Cowhouse at Rhiwerfa
    Rhiwerfa lies on level ground at high level on the NW side of the narrow valley of the Afon Fathew,
  • II Barn at Rhiwerfa
    Rhiwerfa lies on level ground at high level on the NW side of the narrow valley of the Afon Fathew,
  • II Gamallt House
    The property is sited on the lowest terrace of the Nant Gwernol, facing N, and is reached by a new t
  • II The Old Shop
    The building is in the centre of the village, at the W end of a row of 3, facing across the B4405 to
  • II Pont y Cwrt
    The bridge carries the road to Llanegrin over the Afon Dysynni, at the N end of the village.
  • II Pen-y-garreg
    The farmhouse is located on the steep hillside facing S over the village, and is reached by a contou
  • II Mile Marker
    The marker is set in a bank on a corner SW of Ty Gwyn.

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