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Milestone on B4343

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenrheidol, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4129 / 52°24'46"N

Longitude: -3.8202 / 3°49'12"W

OS Eastings: 276296

OS Northings: 280988

OS Grid: SN762809

Mapcode National: GBR 93.P42R

Mapcode Global: VH4FH.QMS4

Entry Name: Milestone on B4343

Listing Date: 25 November 2004

Last Amended: 25 November 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83338

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated on N side of road about 1km WSW of junction with A44 W of Dyffryn Castell.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Blaenrheidol

Community: Blaenrheidol

Locality: Dyffryn Castell

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Milestone on turnpike road from Llangurig to Aberystwyth via Devil's Bridge, for which trust was established in 1770. Probably mid C19, different from the others in area in being of slate and having a bold mid C19 lettering. The new turnpike road on the A44 was opened in 1812.

Exterior

Milestone, whitewashed slate, with curved top and inscription 'Aberystwyth 15 miles', the town name in capitals following curve, numerals below and Miles in lower case.

Reasons for Listing

Included for transport historical interest as marking early turnpike route.

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