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A Grade II Listed Building in Pennal, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.5753 / 52°34'31"N

Longitude: -3.9494 / 3°56'57"W

OS Eastings: 267994

OS Northings: 299282

OS Grid: SN679992

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.BVMR

Mapcode Global: WH57F.9JLK

Entry Name: Milepost

Listing Date: 25 May 2000

Last Amended: 25 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23319

Building Class: Transport

Location: The milespost stands in the S verge of the main road, on the hilltop nearly opposite Tan-y-graig.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Pennal

Community: Pennal

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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The milepost was probably erected in the first decades of the C19, on the main road from Machynlleth to Twywn and the coast.


A cast iron distance marker of triangular form, open at the back, the sides sloping back at the top to a gabled top plate with raised lettering in a bold Roman typeface set in a curve, reading ABERDOVEY 5. On the left, similar raised lettering reading TOWYN, also set in a curve and within the arc, 9, and on the right, MACHYNLLETH / 5.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a particularly elegantly lettered mile marker with lettering typical of the early C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gelli Graean
    Located above Nant Cwm-ffernol, approx 5km W of the hamlet of Cwrt and reached by a farm road from the Cwm Maethlon road.
  • II Barn Range at Gogarth Hall
    Gogarth Hall lies above the A493, off the road to Aberdovey. The barn range is uphill sited, forming the NE side of the earlier farmyard at the rear of the house.
  • II Gogarth Hall
    The farmhouse is raised on a bank above the main Machynlleth to Aberdovey road, facing SE over the floodlands of the Dovey.
  • II Plas Talgarth
    The house is set in an elevated position SW of Pennal village, overlooking the Dyffryn Dyfi, and now forms the centrepiece of a small residential estate.
  • II Cwmffernol
    The farmstead is located in a narrow steep valley of the Nant Cwm-fernol running N from the Pennal-Cwm Maethlon road to Tywyn.
  • II Esgair Weddan
    The farmhouse lies approximately 500m N of Cwrt, and is reached by a farm road off the main A493 300m W of Pennal.

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