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Latitude: 51.48 / 51°28'47"N
Longitude: -3.5265 / 3°31'35"W
OS Eastings: 294090
OS Northings: 176771
OS Grid: SS940767
Mapcode National: GBR HG.KXB9
Mapcode Global: VH5HR.T2J9
Entry Name: Milepost by Crack Hill House
Listing Date: 23 July 2003
Last Amended: 23 July 2003
Source ID: 81332
Building Class: Transport
Location: On the north side of the road about half way up Crack Hill.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Colwinston (Tregolwyn)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Dated 1835 and erected by the Cowbridge District Turnpike Trust
Ornately moulded cast-iron milepost in Gothic style, one of a series on the A48 to the West of Cardiff. Rectangular panels at the base, the lower one with date '1835' and the upper one with the words 'Colwinston Parish'. Behind and above this, a tall crowning tablet with rounded head and the inscription 'Cowbridge District' at the top. Two pointed panels protrude from the lower part of this tablet, the left hand one inscribed 'To Cowbridge 4' and the right hand one inscribed 'To Bridgend 3'. A segmental panel inscribed 'London 174' below these and above rectangular panels at base. See similar listed mileposts in City of Cardiff, namely, in Cowbridge Road East and West and in the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans.
Included as a particularly elaborate turnpike milepost which is one of a series on the A48.
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