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Mile Marker

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6881 / 52°41'17"N

Longitude: -3.8741 / 3°52'26"W

OS Eastings: 273424

OS Northings: 311693

OS Grid: SH734116

Mapcode National: GBR 91.3NSY

Mapcode Global: WH56W.GPFL

Entry Name: Mile Marker

Listing Date: 10 April 2000

Last Amended: 10 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23204

Building Class: Transport

Location: The mile marker is set in the verge of the main Tal-y-Llyn to Dolgellau road, approximately 100m N of the Minffordd Hotel

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Community: Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Locality: Fawnog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Tal-y-llyn

History

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 .

Exterior

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 / 12; on the right, DOLGELLEY / 8.

Reasons for Listing

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Roadside barn at Llwyn-dol-ithel farm
    The barn lies against the road close to the right-angled bend, beyond the N end of Tal-y-llyn lake, and beside the track to Llwyn-dol-ithel farm.
  • II Mile Marker
    The post is set in the verge of the road at a sharp bend, opposite Dolfaenog-fawr farm.
  • II Mile Marker
    The mile marker is set against a stone wall at the foot of the cliff of Craig-y-Llan, on the descent to Tal-y-Llyn.

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