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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.

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