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Milestone

A Grade II Listed Building in Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2269 / 53°13'36"N

Longitude: -4.1625 / 4°9'44"W

OS Eastings: 255740

OS Northings: 372162

OS Grid: SH557721

Mapcode National: GBR 5N.0PBL

Mapcode Global: WH547.1541

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 18 July 1997

Last Amended: 18 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18552

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set in the corner of the wall outside the front of 'Mile End' house, at the far end of Menai Bridge High Street.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Menai Bridge

Community: Menai Bridge (Porthaethwy)

Community: Menai Bridge

Built-Up Area: Menai Bridge

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

In 1805 Viscount Thomas James Warren Bulkeley (7th Viscount) made a new road through his land to run along the straits and built a sea-wall 5ft high to protect it. It was opened to the public in 1806. In 1828 it became a turnpike road and the approaches to both Menai Bridge and Beaumaris were improved. The milestone dates from the establishment of the turnpike in 1828, and is one of four originally placed along its route, all of which survive.

Exterior

Dressed granite slab, with shaped (pointed) top, cut with lettering reading: BEAUMARIS / 4 MILES / MENAI BRIDGE / 3 FURLS

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine example of a milestone with considerable local historical significance.

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  • II Trinity House
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  • II Menai Ville
    Overlooking the Menai Strait towards the NE end of the shore-line settlement of the town.
  • II No 1 Tan Bryn
    Situated close to the centre of Menai Bridge. The houses are slightly set back from and at an angle to the road, with small gardens to the front enclosed by a low wall and railings.
  • II No 2 Tan Bryn
    Situated close to the centre of Menai Bridge. The houses are slightly set back from and at an angle to the road, with small gardens to the front enclosed by a low wall and railings.
  • II St. George's Pier Booking Office and gates
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  • II Bron Menai
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  • II Victoria Hotel
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