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Milepost outside No 322

A Grade II Listed Building in Ely, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4764 / 51°28'34"N

Longitude: -3.2473 / 3°14'50"W

OS Eastings: 313474

OS Northings: 176007

OS Grid: ST134760

Mapcode National: GBR K0N.WQ

Mapcode Global: VH6FC.N5N1

Entry Name: Milepost outside No 322

Listing Date: 13 January 1976

Last Amended: 17 June 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14084

Building Class: Transport

Location: The mile post is immediatel south-west of the junction with Crossways Road

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Ely (Trelái)

Community: Ely

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

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). See also under Cowbridge Road East and Castle Street.

Exterior

Ornately moulded cast-iron mile-post in Gothic style, one of a series on the A48 to the west of Cardiff. Rectangular panel at the base; inscribed 'LANDAFF PARISH'; date panel hidden. Behind and above this, a tall crowning tablet with curved head, inscribed 'CARDIFF DISTRICT'. Two pointed headed panels protrude from lower part of this tablet, the left hand one inscribed 'TO CARDIFF 3', and the right hand one inscribed 'TO COWBRIDGE 9'. Further inscription 'LONDON 161' below these and above rectangular panel at base.

Reasons for Listing

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

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