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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel Curig, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0976 / 53°5'51"N

Longitude: -3.8796 / 3°52'46"W

OS Eastings: 274242

OS Northings: 357252

OS Grid: SH742572

Mapcode National: GBR 61.8S34

Mapcode Global: WH54Y.CDSN

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 27 November 1996

Last Amended: 27 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17819

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the roadside, set against a rubble wall approximately .6km W of the Capel Curig Training Camp.

County: Conwy

Community: Capel Curig

Community: Capel Curig

Locality: Capel Curig Training Camp

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Milestone erected c.1815 as part of the new London to Holyhead road (now the A5), designed and implemented by Thomas Telford, engineer.

Exterior

Tapered milestone of dressed and tooled stone, with chamfered base and edges, and triangular head. Inset cast iron plaque with, in raised letters:` Holyhead 41, C. Curig 1M - 5F, Gernioge 12M - 6F; no visible foundry marks.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as one of the original milestones of Telford's London to Holyhead road.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Ysgubor-y-Glyn (adjacent to Capel Curig Training Camp).
    Located off the main road to the S, immediately adjacent to the Capel Curig Training Camp, approximately 1km W of the Ty Hyll (Ugly House).
  • II Milestone
    Situated on the roadside approximately .6km NW of Pont Cyfyng.
  • II Ty-Hyll (The Ugly House)
    Sited slightly above the road on a bend opposite the Pont Ty-Hyll, at the eastern boundary of the community.
  • II Pont Ty-Hyll
    Spanning the Afon Llugwy at the eastern border of the community, and with the Ty Hyll (Ugly House) at its N end.
  • II Milestone
    On the roadside 100m SE of the Pont Ty-Hyll and the `Ugly House', at the eastern boundary of the community; set against a low rubble wall.

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