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Latitude: 52.7085 / 52°42'30"N
Longitude: -3.8414 / 3°50'28"W
OS Eastings: 275693
OS Northings: 313900
OS Grid: SH756139
Mapcode National: GBR 92.2JVM
Mapcode Global: WH56W.Y5YZ
Entry Name: Mile Marker
Listing Date: 10 April 2000
Last Amended: 10 April 2000
Source ID: 23202
Building Class: Transport
Location: The mile marker stands in the verge of the main Tal-y-Llyn to Dolgellau road, just SW of the crest of Bwlch Llyn-bach.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The Merionethshire Turnpike Trust was first established in 1777, and had 5 districts, this route being in the Dolgellau & Mawddach area, which was absorbed into the larger Dolgelley Mawddwy and Towyn district in 1851, and was finally dissolved after 1875. The mile marker post was probably erected by the turnpike trust in c1827 when the route from Dolgellau to Towyn was remade .
Made of cast iron, of triangular section rising from a moulded plinth to an enlarged top sloping back to an edge roll moulding. Raised cast lettering reading, on the left, TOWYN /14; on the right, DOLGELLEY / 6.
Included as a good and well preserved example of the C19 cast iron mile markers of the type frequently used in the earlier decades of the C19; and one within one of the most complete series of such posts to survive.
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