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Milepost outside No.240

A Grade II Listed Building in Canton, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4821 / 51°28'55"N

Longitude: -3.2064 / 3°12'23"W

OS Eastings: 316319

OS Northings: 176598

OS Grid: ST163765

Mapcode National: GBR KBL.0N

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.C0QM

Plus Code: 9C3RFQJV+VC

Entry Name: Milepost outside No.240

Listing Date: 13 January 1976

Last Amended: 8 November 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14078

Building Class: Transport

Location: The milepost is situated just to the west of the junction with Pen-y-peel Road.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Canton (Treganna)

Community: Canton

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dated 1835. One of a series of mileposts on the A48 to the west of Cardiff, one of which, for Tythegston Parish, is an exhibit in the Museum of Welsh Life in St. Fagans Community (qv).


Ornately moulded cast-iron mile-post in Gothic style. Rectangular panels at the base, the lower one with date '1835' and the upper one with the words 'LANDAFF PARISH'. Behind and above this, a tall crowning tablet with curved head, inscribed 'CARDIFF DISTRICT'. Two pointed headed panels protrude from the lower part of this tablet, the left hand one inscribed 'TO CARDIFF 1', and the right hand one inscribed 'TO COWBRIDGE 11'. A segmental panel inscribed 'LONDON 159' below these and above rectangular panels at base.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as one of a series of 1835 mileposts surviving on the Cardiff-Cowbridge turnpike.

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