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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Penygroes, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0586 / 53°3'30"N

Longitude: -4.2813 / 4°16'52"W

OS Eastings: 247210

OS Northings: 353691

OS Grid: SH472536

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.CBH1

Mapcode Global: WH43T.6DJ2

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23696

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on the east side of the A 487 on the northern edge of Penygroes; set in a rubblestone boundary wall.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Locality: Penygroes

Built-Up Area: Penygroes

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The very plain and simple form of the milestone and the style of its lettering suggest that it may be slightly earlier than the others on the same road to the south. The turnpike road was first established in the 1820s.

Exterior

Plain rectangular slate-stone set in boundary wall. Inscribed "TO CARNARVON 6 ML/ TREMADOC 13 ML".

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as a turnpike road milestone, one of the first to be erected on this stretch of road.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Sunday School/vestry to Bethel Chapel, including railings and gates
    Prominently sited on slightly rising ground, into which it is set, its chapel on the other side of the road, the Sunday School is located towards the northern end of Penygroes.
  • II Bethel Chapel, railed enclosure and gates
    Prominently situated on slightly rising ground, into which it is set, towards the northern end of Penygroes, its Sunday School on the other side of the road, the chapel sits in its own walled and rail
  • II Hen-dy
    Located on the west side of Ffordd Haearn Bach (the old tram road) approximately 200m north-west of Pen-y-Groes.
  • II Muriau & Muriau Stores
    Located in the centre of Penygroes on the west side of Heol-y-Dwr (Water Street) near the junction with Lon Pitar.
  • II Bod Owen
    Situated in a prominent position at the junction of Ffordd-y-Sir and Heol Buddog with gardens in front and the similarly detailed Arvon alongside, the highly decorated slate roof of the building forms
  • II Disused cottage to south-west of Llwyndu Canol
    Situated in a lowland position in pasture fields to the north of Ffordd Llwyndu (Llwyndu Road), a minor road running from Penygroes to Carmel.
  • II Arvon and adjoining outbuildings to the north
    Situated in a prominent position at the junction of Heol Buddog and Ffordd-y-Sir with gardens in front and the similarly detailed Bod Owen alongside, the highly patterned slate roofs of Arvon and its
  • II Barn at disused cottage to south-west of Llwyndu Canol
    Situated immediately to the north-east of the disused cottage to the south-west of Llwyndu Canol.

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