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Mile marker on A48, Pyle to Margam Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Pyle, Bridgend

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19180

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set at the back of the pavement, 160m S of the railway overbridge.

County: Bridgend

Town: Cynffig

Community: Pyle (Y Pîl)

Community: Cynffig

Locality: Pyle

Built-Up Area: Pyle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

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.

Exterior

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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