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Milepost to N of Llandecwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Talsarnau, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9211 / 52°55'15"N

Longitude: -4.0482 / 4°2'53"W

OS Eastings: 262394

OS Northings: 337924

OS Grid: SH623379

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.N13C

Mapcode Global: WH55M.SVG0

Entry Name: Milepost to N of Llandecwyn

Listing Date: 30 December 2004

Last Amended: 30 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83457

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set along the NW side of the A496 leading N out of the village of Llandecwyn.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Talsarnau

Community: Talsarnau

Locality: Llandecwyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Probably mid C19 milepost. Merioneth was the last of the Welsh counties to have turnpike roads and it was at a county meeting in Dolgellau in 1775 that it was resolved to convert the principal tracks of the county into turnpikes, in partnership with Caernarfonshire. By the end of the C18 most of the existing roads had been brought under the Trust under the Merioneth Turnpike Act of 1777. The stretch of road that this series of mileposts serves was constructed following the reclamation of Traeth Mawr, and the erection of the Cob at Porthmadog, opened in 1808.

Exterior

Cast iron milepost with a triangular profile, wider at the top with a raking head and facing panels which bear the names and distances: BLAENAU / FFESTINIOG / 8 on the left hand face and HARLECH / 6 on the right.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a C19 milepost, one of a series along the road between Maentwrog and Harlech.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'n Llan
    Located at the SW corner of the churchyard of the Church of St Tecwyn.
  • II Church of St Tecwyn
    At the end of a country lane, once the county road to Maentwrog, c1km W of the main village of Llandecwyn.
  • II Wharf at Cei Newydd
    Sited along the E bank of the Afon Dwyryd and below the W side of the A496 opposite Cei Newydd.
  • II Lychgate and churchyard walls, Church of St Tecwyn
    At the end of a country lane, once the county road to Maentwrog, c1km W of the main village of Llandecwyn.
  • II Field barn at Plas Llandecwyn
    Along the W side of the country lane, once the country road to Maentwrog, which leads to the Church of St Tecwyn; opposite the entrance to Plas Llandecwyn.
  • II Glanllyn Cottage
    Set back slightly from the S and E sides of the country road which leads N from Eisingrug to the Church of St Tecwyn, at the junction with the road down to the village of Llandecwyn at Bryn Bwbach.
  • II Lofted stable and cartshed at Plas Llandecwyn
    Set back from the E side of the country lane, once the country road to Maentwrog, which leads to the Church of St Tecwyn. The range lies to the W of the house.
  • II Plas Llandecwyn
    Set back from the E side of the country lane, once the country road to Maentwrog, which leads to the Church of St Tecwyn.

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