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Milestone

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.101 / 53°6'3"N

Longitude: -3.836 / 3°50'9"W

OS Eastings: 277173

OS Northings: 357554

OS Grid: SH771575

Mapcode National: GBR 62.8QN5

Mapcode Global: WH663.1BM1

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 30 May 1996

Last Amended: 30 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17833

Building Class: Transport

Location: 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.

County: Conwy

Community: Betws-y-Coed

Community: Betws-y-Coed

Locality: Swallow Falls

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 of obelisk type, with chamfered edges and triangular head. Inset cast iron plaque to upper section with, in raised letters: `Holyhead 43, C. Curig 3M-5F, Gernioge 10M -6F,' (for miles and furlongs); no foundry marks visible. Later bench mark inscribed below plaque.

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

Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 Ysgol Gynradd Betws-y-Coed
    On the western edge of Betws-y-coed, to the east of the small hamlet of Pentre Du, on the south side of the A5.
  • 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.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the N side of the main trunk road (A 5) at the western approach to Bettws-y-Coed, some 500m from the centre; set against a (later) rubble wall.
  • 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.

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