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Latitude: 51.7807 / 51°46'50"N
Longitude: -4.6955 / 4°41'43"W
OS Eastings: 214155
OS Northings: 212548
OS Grid: SN141125
Mapcode National: GBR CY.Z1YN
Mapcode Global: VH2P6.KHJS
Entry Name: Milepost at Gelli-deg
Listing Date: 15 October 1997
Last Amended: 15 October 1997
Source ID: 18991
Building Class: Transport
Location: 700 m E of Prince's Gate.
Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)
Community: Lampeter Velfrey
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
A milepost on one of the roads which were shown on the map in the 1844 Inquiry Report as managed by the Tavernspite Turnpike Trust. The Trust appears to be of C18 origin. It was controlled under an act of 1808. Following the Rebecca riots all Pembrokeshire turnpike roads were taken over in 1845 by the County Roads Board. It was probably after this consolidation that the foundry of Joseph Marychurch, Haverfordwest, cast the plates for the mileposts.
Milepost consisting of two cast-iron plates each with its top pointed. The plates are butted together at 90 degrees, fixed to a solid backing but not fixed to each other.
The W-facing plate reads '19 miles 760 yards to Carmarthen'. The E-facing plate reads '2 miles to Narberth'. Both plates have the wording 'Marychurch Foundry' in smaller lettering at the foot. This milepost is the fourth on the Tavernspite turnpike.
Listed as a C19 cast-iron milepost of distinctive local type.
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