Mile marker on A48, Pyle to Margam Road
A Grade II Listed Building in Pyle, Bridgend
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Latitude: 51.5322 / 51°31'55"N
Longitude: -3.6939 / 3°41'37"W
OS Eastings: 282602
OS Northings: 182836
OS Grid: SS826828
Mapcode National: GBR H7.GPL6
Mapcode Global: VH5H8.XRK9
Entry Name: Mile marker on A48, Pyle to Margam Road
Listing Date: 2 January 1998
Last Amended: 2 January 1998
Source ID: 19180
Building Class: Transport
Location: Set at the back of the pavement, 160m S of the railway overbridge.
Community: Pyle (Y Pîl)
Built-Up Area: Pyle
Traditional County: Glamorgan
One of a group of fine mile markers, probably produced by a local Glamorganshire ironworks, and erected c.1820 for the Bridgend to Neath turnpike.
Iron casting in the form of a Gothic arch with keystone, two arches below canted to face oncoming traffic and mounted on an arched plinth, all set on a rectangular base. The top arch is inscribed BRIDGEND DISTRICT / PYLE. On the canted arches, TO / BRIDGEND / 6 ; and TO / NEATH / 12, and on the base PYLE PARISH.
Reasons for Listing
Included as one of the very fine group of mile markers set along this former turnpike road.
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