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Milestone & drinking trough W of entrance to Maes-y-coed Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Caerwys, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2342 / 53°14'3"N

Longitude: -3.3052 / 3°18'18"W

OS Eastings: 312975

OS Northings: 371588

OS Grid: SJ129715

Mapcode National: GBR 6S.07LY

Mapcode Global: WH76Q.6YBZ

Entry Name: Milestone & drinking trough W of entrance to Maes-y-coed Farm

Listing Date: 19 July 2002

Last Amended: 19 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26773

Building Class: Transport

Location: Nearly opposite the junction of the A541 and the B5122 S of Caerwys.

County: Flintshire

Community: Caerwys

Community: Caerwys

Locality: Afonwen

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Dated 1882.


A freestone milestone mounted between 2 drinking troughs. The troughs are composed of monolithic basins, with grooved overflow channels to the moulded sides. Between the troughs the plinth below the milestone is inscribed 'a gift by friends to animals'. At the base of the milestone is an iron pipe and grooves channelling water to the basins. The milestone has pointed fingers as direction indicators. It is inscribed 'St Asaph 8½ miles, Denbigh 6¾ miles, and Mold 9¼ miles'. Both sides are inscribed 'Caerwys 1 mile, Holywell 6¾ miles'. The gabled cap is inscribed with the date and royal monogram 'VR'. An added rubble stone wall is at the rear.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a striking and well-preserved item of street furniture in a prominent location.

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