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Slate Direction Indicators

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws Garmon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0551 / 53°3'18"N

Longitude: -4.1357 / 4°8'8"W

OS Eastings: 256956

OS Northings: 353005

OS Grid: SH569530

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.CHV5

Mapcode Global: WH550.FGVQ

Entry Name: Slate Direction Indicators

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21277

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set into a boundary wall at the beginning of the B 4418 near the junction with the A 4085 at Rhyd-Ddu.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Betws Garmon

Community: Betws Garmon

Locality: Rhyd-Ddu

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Difficult to date exactly but probably mid- to late C19; the route indicated to Llanfihangel and Dolbenmaen via Cwm Pennant is no longer accessible to vehicular traffic from Rhyd-Ddu.


Slate direction indicators. Slate-stone narrow rectangular plaques, upper with an incised rim, set one above the other under a slate drip in stone boundary wall reading "PENYGROES7" and "{LLANFIHANGEL 7 1/2M/ DOLBENMAEN 8 1/2M", both having incised hands with fingers pointing to the left.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual example of slate direction indicators.

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