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Milestone W of village

A Grade II Listed Building in Caersws, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5313 / 52°31'52"N

Longitude: -3.4514 / 3°27'5"W

OS Eastings: 301638

OS Northings: 293593

OS Grid: SO016935

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.FQWN

Mapcode Global: VH681.4M6W

Entry Name: Milestone W of village

Listing Date: 5 November 1996

Last Amended: 5 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17552

Building Class: Transport

Location: The milestone is now located in the wide grass verge, 250m from the junction of the B.4568 with the main A.490 Caersws to Machynlleth road.

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Community: Caersws

Locality: Llanwnog

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

The road from Newtown to Machynlleth, through Aberhafesp was included in the Second District, defined under the First Montgomeryshire Act of 1769, 'for the Repairing and Widening of ' various specified roads, and to raise tolls by means of turnpike gates. The powers were re-enacted in 1773 and at later times, and these included the power to erect stones at mile intervals. This road was superceded by the construction of the new turnpike on the S sive of the river, called the 'Long Length'.

Exterior

A triangular fronted pillar of compact sandstone, erected c.1790, bearing incised lettering, roughly overpainted in black, reading, on the left face: NEWT / 7, and on the right MACH / 21. The reversal of faces indicates the milestone has been relocated from the opposite site of the road.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the few milestones surviving from the marking out of the mile points by the Turnpike Trust.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Telephone Call-box (01686 688564)
    Located in the centre of the township, in front of the row of buildings which includes the former village post office, and opposite the churchyard boundary wall.
  • II Pont-dol-goch Station and Stationmaster's House
    The railway station stands on a high bank directly north of the road bridge under the line, and is accessed from the main Caersws to Machynlleth Road, near the centre of the village.
  • II Gwyneira with attached farm buildings
    The house is aligned along the road encircling the churchyard, approximately 75m from its junction with the B.4568 to Newtown, and is at the S end of a range of farm buildings.
  • II* Church of St Gwynog/Cynog
    The church is located in a raised oval churchyard at the centre of the village of Llanwnog, which was later extended to the S to border the B.4568.
  • II Perth-eiryn
    Located on a farm road leading S off the main Newtown to Caersws road, 300m N of the village centre.
  • II Milestone S of Weig Lane
    Located in the road verge, approximately 30m S of the junction with Wig Lane at Weig Lane railway crossing.
  • II Wig Bridge
    Located on Wig Lane, which connects the main A.470 Caersws to Machynlleth road to the B4569 from Caersws to Trefeglwys, approximately 1.75Km N of Caersws centre.
  • II Capel Saron MC with Caretaker's House, and enclosing railings
    Located on rising ground on the W side of the narrowed valley of the Afon Garno, within the scattered village of Pont-dôl-goch.

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