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Milepost on north-east side of A48, opposite to Twmpath Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwinston, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4751 / 51°28'30"N

Longitude: -3.5047 / 3°30'16"W

OS Eastings: 295596

OS Northings: 176198

OS Grid: SS955761

Mapcode National: GBR HH.L963

Mapcode Global: VH5HS.66L1

Entry Name: Milepost on north-east side of A48, opposite to Twmpath Farm

Listing Date: 24 October 1980

Last Amended: 23 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13407

Building Class: Transport

Location: On north-east side of A48, opposite to Twmpath Farm and the junction to Colwinston village.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Colwinston (Tregolwyn)

Community: Colwinston

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dated 1835 and erected by the Cowbridge District Turnpike Trust

Exterior

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 3' and the right hand one inscribed 'To Bridgend 4'. A segmental panel inscribed 'London 173' 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.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a particularly elaborate turnpike milepost which is one of a series on the A48.

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