A Grade II Listed Building in Penygroes, Gwynedd
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Latitude: 53.0586 / 53°3'30"N
Longitude: -4.2813 / 4°16'52"W
OS Eastings: 247210
OS Northings: 353691
OS Grid: SH472536
Mapcode National: GBR 5H.CBH1
Mapcode Global: WH43T.6DJ2
Entry Name: Milestone
Listing Date: 21 July 2000
Last Amended: 21 July 2000
Source ID: 23696
Building Class: Transport
Location: Located on the east side of the A 487 on the northern edge of Penygroes; set in a rubblestone boundary wall.
Built-Up Area: Penygroes
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The very plain and simple form of the milestone and the style of its lettering suggest that it may be slightly earlier than the others on the same road to the south. The turnpike road was first established in the 1820s.
Plain rectangular slate-stone set in boundary wall. Inscribed "TO CARNARVON 6 ML/ TREMADOC 13 ML".
Reasons for Listing
Included for its special historic interest as a turnpike road milestone, one of the first to be erected on this stretch of road.
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