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Finger Post at the junction of High Street and Glyn Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Ogmore Vale, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6017 / 51°36'6"N

Longitude: -3.5412 / 3°32'28"W

OS Eastings: 293356

OS Northings: 190330

OS Grid: SS933903

Mapcode National: GBR HF.BCZ8

Mapcode Global: VH5H5.K0SG

Entry Name: Finger Post at the junction of High Street and Glyn Street

Listing Date: 28 July 1997

Last Amended: 28 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18600

Building Class: Transport

Location: The post stands on an elevated triangle of land on the acute junction of High Street and Glyn Street.

County: Bridgend

Town: Ogmore Valley

Community: Ogmore Valley (Cwm Ogwr)

Community: Ogmore Valley

Locality: Ogmore Vale

Built-Up Area: Ogmore Vale

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

The direction post was probably set up shortly after the formation of the Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council in 1894. The post and arms were cast by the Tondu Engineering Works.

Exterior

Cast iron direction post, consisting of a tapered round column with moulded base, a necking band and cyma moulded capital, over which is mounted, on sleeves, two rectangular direction plates pointing in appropriate directions, and reading TO BRIDGEND and TO NANTYMOEL. Cast on the column is the lettering TONDU ENG WORKS and O & G / U D C . The column is capped by a stilted ball finial.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the few cast iron finger posts to survive in position, and an example of the product of the Tondu Iron Works.

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