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Milepost near Margam Park Entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in Margam, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5588 / 51°33'31"N

Longitude: -3.7337 / 3°44'1"W

OS Eastings: 279911

OS Northings: 185862

OS Grid: SS799858

Mapcode National: GBR H5.F5KM

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.72HV

Entry Name: Milepost near Margam Park Entrance

Listing Date: 25 April 2000

Last Amended: 25 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23285

Building Class: Transport

Location: Prominently sited in front of the boundary wall of Margam Park.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Port Talbot

Community: Margam

Community: Margam

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

One of a group of mileposts in Gothic style, associated with the turnpiking of the A48. This milepost is not in its original position and has been moved S from the site of the M4.

Exterior

Ornate cast iron milepost, painted white with black lettering and detail. Square base supporting a rear upright with pointed arched head with mouldings, imposts and keystone. In front, the base supports a low domed section with round-headed front face, above which are 2 tall faces with pointed arched heads each set at an angle of 45 degrees. The arches have raised mouldings.

Underneath the rear arch, the milepost reads 'Bridgend District'. The angled faces point in opposite directions, one reading 'To Pyle 3' and the other 'To Neath 9'. Underneath the round arch is the lettering 'London 186'. The square base has a raised border within which 'Margam Parish' is written in relief. A raised tablet at the bottom reads '1841'.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its historic interest as a characteristic feature of turnpike roads, and in an unusually ornate Gothic style. Group value with other mileposts on this section of the A48.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pair of Gate Piers to the Former Margam House
    Located on a large grassed area on the R side of the driveway leading into Margam Park. The cricket pitch and pavilion are further to the R.
  • II Margam Cottage
    On a track which runs R (close to A48 junction) off the lane to the abbey church. The track was formerly a road running along the S side of Margam Park, but is now a cul-de-sac.
  • II Cwm Cottage
    On a track which runs R (close to A48 junction) off the lane to the abbey church. The track was formerly a road running along the S side of Margam Park, but is now a cul-de-sac.
  • II Ornamental Pool
    In a prominent location in Margam Park, diagonally below the Orangery to the E and the citrus house to the N. Surrounded by lawn and tulip trees.
  • II Former Changing Room
    Located in front of the Citrus House and facing the ornamental pool which is to the SE.
  • II Turbine House
    Located S of the main car park at Margam Park. A narrow stretch of woodland extends from here to the S.
  • II* Terrace with Pools and Flower Beds Fronting Margam Orangery
    Immediately in front of and adjoining Margam Orangery.
  • II Citrus House
    The citrus house is prominently located in Margam Park to the NW of the orangery. It faces S towards the ornamental pool.

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