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A Grade II Listed Building in Pennal, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.5753 / 52°34'31"N

Longitude: -3.9494 / 3°56'57"W

OS Eastings: 267994

OS Northings: 299282

OS Grid: SN679992

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.BVMR

Mapcode Global: WH57F.9JLK

Entry Name: Milepost

Listing Date: 25 May 2000

Last Amended: 25 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23319

Building Class: Transport

Location: The milespost stands in the S verge of the main road, on the hilltop nearly opposite Tan-y-graig.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Pennal

Community: Pennal

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The milepost was probably erected in the first decades of the C19, on the main road from Machynlleth to Twywn and the coast.


A cast iron distance marker of triangular form, open at the back, the sides sloping back at the top to a gabled top plate with raised lettering in a bold Roman typeface set in a curve, reading ABERDOVEY 5. On the left, similar raised lettering reading TOWYN, also set in a curve and within the arc, 9, and on the right, MACHYNLLETH / 5.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a particularly elegantly lettered mile marker with lettering typical of the early C19.

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