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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0881 / 53°5'16"N

Longitude: -3.7989 / 3°47'56"W

OS Eastings: 279619

OS Northings: 356050

OS Grid: SH796560

Mapcode National: GBR 64.9FPB

Mapcode Global: WH663.MM6Z

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 30 May 1996

Last Amended: 30 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17828

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on the NE side of the main trunk road (A5) diagonally opposite Betws-y-Coed police station; set against a rubble wall.

County: Conwy

Community: Betws-y-Coed

Community: Betws-y-Coed

Built-Up Area: Betws-Y-Coed

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Exterior

History: Milestone erected c.1815 as part of Thomas Telford's new London to Holyhead road improvements, currently the A5.

Description: Tapered stone milestone with chamfered edges and triangular head. Inset cast iron plaque to upper section with, in raised letters: `Holyhead 45, C. Curig 5M-5F, Gernioge 8M -6F,' (for miles and furlongs); no foundry marks visible. Later bench mark inscribed beneath plaque.

Listed for its special historical interest as one of the original Telford milestones to the London to Holyhead road (now the A 5).

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Beaver Grove House
    Located in its own grounds on the E bank of the Afon Conwy, approximately 200m N of the Waterloo Bridge and opposite Betws-y-Coed; accessed via a pair of gravelled drives running W from the main road.
  • I Waterloo Bridge
    Carrying the A5 at the SE approach to Betws-y-Coed, spanning the Afon Conwy.
  • I Waterloo Bridge
    Spanning the Afon Conwy and carrying the A5 from Betws-y-Coed to Pentrefoelas.
  • II* St. Mary's Church
    Located immediately to the SW of the main road (A5) in the centre of the town.
  • II Plas Muriau
    Situated high above the Conwy Valley and reached from a lane east off the A470. Set in its own landscaped grounds and entered between gate-piers with ball finials and a timber gate.
  • II* St Michael's Church
    Located on the W bank of the Afon Conwy, 100m E of Betws-y-Coed railway station.
  • II Lychgate to W of St. Michael's Church
    Located on the W side of the roughly oval churchyard which is enclosed by low rubble walls and incorporates a secondary, late C19th, lychgate to the S.
  • II* Pont-y-Pair
    Carrying the B5106 and fording the Afon Llugwy in the centre of the town.

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