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Milepost near Cae Garw

A Grade II Listed Building in Coedhirwaun, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5438 / 51°32'37"N

Longitude: -3.7045 / 3°42'16"W

OS Eastings: 281893

OS Northings: 184141

OS Grid: SS818841

Mapcode National: GBR H7.FT2C

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.QGXD

Entry Name: Milepost near Cae Garw

Listing Date: 25 April 2000

Last Amended: 25 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23287

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on a grass verge in front of a hedge with Coedhirwaun to NE.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Port Talbot

Community: Margam

Community: Margam

Locality: Cae Garw

Built-Up Area: Coedhirwaun

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

One of a group of mileposts in Gothic style, associated with the turnpiking of the A48.

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 1' and the other 'To Neath 11'. Underneath the round arch is the lettering 'London 184'. 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.

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