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Mile Post

A Grade II Listed Building in Criccieth (Cricieth), Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9282 / 52°55'41"N

Longitude: -4.2073 / 4°12'26"W

OS Eastings: 251722

OS Northings: 339031

OS Grid: SH517390

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.MJG5

Mapcode Global: WH55K.BNRK

Entry Name: Mile Post

Listing Date: 12 December 1994

Last Amended: 12 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15358

Building Class: Transport

Location: Up against the stone field boundary wall, c100m NE of the drive leading to Mynydd Ddu.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Criccieth (Cricieth)

Community: Criccieth

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

The Act for the Turnpike Road from Tremadoc to Porthdinllaen was passed in 1803, and the road was under construction in 1805. The mile post almost certainly dates from this time.

Exterior

Slate mile post, rectangular but with chamfered angles. Inscribed ‘To Pwllheli 10.M. Tremadoc 3.M. Criccieth 1 ½. M.’.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of an early C19 mile post using a local material.

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  • II* Wash House
    Set back from the road 2km approx, to the E of the town, and 0.5km approx. Down a track.
  • II* Former Stables
    Set back from the road 2km approx, to the E of the town, and 0.5km approx. Down a track.
  • II* Ystumllyn
    Set back from the road 2km approx, to the E of the town, and 0.5km approx. Down a track.
  • II Lychgate to the Church of St Cynhaearn
    St Cynhaearn stands isolated approximately 900m S of Pentrefelin village. The lychgate stands in front of the churchyard wall and provides the entrance to the rectangular churchyard from the SW.
  • II Gravestone of John Ystymllyn
    The headstone stands in the churchyard of the church of St Cynhaearn, on the N side of the path from the lychgate.
  • II Tomb of David Owen
    The tomb is located in the churchyard of the Church of St Cynhaearn, set at the W end against the SE boundary wall.
  • II Monuments to John Williams and Ellis Owen
    The two monuments stand immediately outside the W door of St Cynhaearn's church, on the right side of the path to the lychgate.
  • II Carreg and Pilkington Tombs
    The two railed tombs are close to the S side of the nave of the Church of St Cynhaearn.

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