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A Grade II Listed Building in Mawddwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7247 / 52°43'28"N

Longitude: -3.7065 / 3°42'23"W

OS Eastings: 284847

OS Northings: 315485

OS Grid: SH848154

Mapcode National: GBR 98.1G2B

Mapcode Global: WH67X.1S81

Entry Name: Milepost

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22626

Building Class: Transport

Location: The milepost is set in the NE verge of the old turnpike road from Mallwyd to Dolgellau, approximately 15m from the line of the present A470 SE of Pont Cerist.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Mawddwy

Community: Mawddwy

Locality: Dinas Mawddwy

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The old road from Welshpool to the west coast over Bwlch Oerddrws was re-marked by the Turnpike trust in the early C19.


The milepost is of cast iron, painted white with a black plinth. It is of triangular section open at the back, and enlarged at the top, with a sloping front gusset. Raised and painted lettering reading, on the left: DINAS / MAWDDWY / 1 and on the right DOLGELLEY / 9.

Reasons for Listing

Included as the only surviving cast iron milepost on this section of the road, and one in a good state of preservation.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Fron-dirion
    The small farm stands on the steep slope of Foel Benddin, above Dolobran, and is reached by trackways leading up from the old road parallel and above the main road.
  • II Dolobran
    Dolobran lies on the NE side of the widening valley of the Afon Cerist, where the valley turns to run in a more southerly direction.
  • II Pandy at Dolobran
    The pandy stands below and to the W of Dolobran farmhouse, in the valley bottom against the Afon Cerist.
  • II Rhydyfelin, formerly known as 1 Wyle Cop
    The house stands in a row of houses, on the cross road at the N end of the village, and near the corner and facing N over the former ground of Plas Dinas.
  • II Braich-melyn
    The farmhouse lies on rising ground above Dolobran, and is reached by a continuation of the lane off the N side of the A470 passing Dolobran.
  • II Pont Dol-y-Bont
    The bridge carries the road from the T junction at the N end of the village of Dinas Mawddwy leading to Cwm Cywarch and Llanymawddwy.
  • II Garden walls at Tan-y-bwlch
    The garden walls at Tan-y-bwlch are on the N side of the home farm complex, adjacent to the river.
  • II West farmyard range at Tan-y-bwlch
    The square farmyard at Tan-y-bwlch lies apart and some 80m N of the farmhouse.

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