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Milepost at Cynheidre

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig), Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7452 / 51°44'42"N

Longitude: -4.1892 / 4°11'21"W

OS Eastings: 248955

OS Northings: 207436

OS Grid: SN489074

Mapcode National: GBR GS.7729

Mapcode Global: VH3M4.BDNG

Entry Name: Milepost at Cynheidre

Listing Date: 16 October 1998

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20531

Building Class: Transport

Location: 150 m north of the crossroads at Cynheidre.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig)

Community: Llanelli Rural

Locality: Cynheidre

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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The turnpike road through Cynheidre was part of the late C18 Three Commotts Turnpike Trust system, taken into unified management with the other S Wales turnpikes c.1845 in the wake of the Rebecca riots. A cast-iron milepost is likely to be of the latter approximate date.


Cast-iron milepost, consisting of a single casting standing about 600 mm high plus a separate capping. Each face of the post is about 350 mm wide, the faces meeting at 90 degrees. At left "TO LLANELLY 5 [MILES]", at right "TO CARMARTHEN 10 [MILES]" in boldly raised serif lettering, the letters of the town names being set out in arch form. The capping casting presents an inclined triangular face over each main face, the triangles meeting at the apex. The capping is not bolted to the main casting. No foundry mark seen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a cast-iron milepost of the period of rationalisation of the South Wales turnpikes.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Dan y Banc farmhouse
    600 m SW of the B4803 at the end of Dan y Banc Road , midway between Pontyates Bridge and Cynheidre.
  • II Dan y Banc Farm Buildings
    To the north of Dan y Banc farmhouse, 600 m south-west of the B4803, midway between Pontyates Bridge and Cynheidre.
  • II Milepost at Pontyates
    At the roadside near entrance to a house named Gelli Oer (55 Heol Llanelli)

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