Milestone at Pont-gam
A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelly, Monmouthshire
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Latitude: 51.8065 / 51°48'23"N
Longitude: -3.1477 / 3°8'51"W
OS Eastings: 320963
OS Northings: 212602
OS Grid: SO209126
Mapcode National: GBR F0.X7V9
Mapcode Global: VH6CP.DV8K
Entry Name: Milestone at Pont-gam
Listing Date: 27 July 2000
Last Amended: 27 July 2000
Source ID: 23841
Building Class: Transport
Location: Situated on S side of by-road between Brynmawr and Blackrock. Approximately 2 km W of Blackrock.
Community: Llanelly (Llanelli)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Contemporary with the construction of the road, built 1812-13 by the Merthyr and Govilon Turnpike Trust.
Low milstone with rounded top set in low earth/stone bank. Inscription reads ‘Abergavenny 7’.
Reasons for Listing
Listed as an important survival of early road transport history.
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