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Milepost

A Grade II Listed Building in Tal-y-bont, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7722 / 52°46'20"N

Longitude: -4.0917 / 4°5'29"W

OS Eastings: 258991

OS Northings: 321455

OS Grid: SH589214

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.YGJL

Mapcode Global: WH56D.3LV3

Entry Name: Milepost

Listing Date: 13 April 2005

Last Amended: 13 April 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84355

Location: Set alongside the W side of the A496 leading S out of the village of Tal-y-bont; c. 0.5km S of the centre of the village.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy

Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy

Locality: Tal-y-bont

Built-Up Area: Tal-y-bont

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. It is thought that this stretch of road was first constructed and maintained by the landlords of the estates through which it passed but in 1833 the Barmouth to Harlech Turnpike Trust was formed to develop the road from Barmouth to Tal-y-bont and improve the existing route from Tal-y-bont to Harlech. This post is one of a series relating to this second phase of demarcating this route.

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: HARLECH / 6 on the left hand face and BARMOUTH / 4 on the right.

Reasons for Listing

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

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