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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel Curig, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0993 / 53°5'57"N

Longitude: -3.858 / 3°51'28"W

OS Eastings: 275691

OS Northings: 357406

OS Grid: SH756574

Mapcode National: GBR 61.8R9S

Mapcode Global: WH54Y.QC1B

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 27 November 1996

Last Amended: 27 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17824

Building Class: Transport

Location: 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.

County: Conwy

Community: Capel Curig

Community: Capel Curig

Locality: Ty Hyll (Ugly House)

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 42, C. Curig 2M - 5F, Gernioge 11M 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 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 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* 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 Pencraig Isaf Farmhouse
    Elevated site facing east, within the Gwydyr Forest and at the boundary of the Communities of Betws y Coed and Capel Curig. Set in the slope and reached by mountain road west from Betws y Coed, on the
  • II Milestone
    On the roadside, set against a rubble wall approximately .6km W of the Capel Curig Training Camp.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the N side of the main trunk road (A5) at the western approach to Bettws-y-Coed, some 500m E of the Swallow Falls Hotel; set against a (later) rubble wall.

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