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Mile marker

A Grade II Listed Building in Bryn-crug, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6135 / 52°36'48"N

Longitude: -4.0303 / 4°1'49"W

OS Eastings: 262633

OS Northings: 303688

OS Grid: SH626036

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.8DB3

Mapcode Global: WH576.2K2R

Entry Name: Mile marker

Listing Date: 15 August 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23896

Building Class: Transport

Location: The mile marker stands conspicuously on the verge of the road 400m NE of Dolaugwyn.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Bryn-crug

Community: Bryn-Crug

Locality: Bryn Crug

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

The mile markers along the road from Tywyn were probably erected by the turnpike trust c1827 after the toll booths were set up.

Exterior

Cast iron mile marker consisting of a shaft of open-backed triangular section, bracketed at the foot, with bead edge strengthening, widening at the top, with a splayed top gusset. On each side face of the upper part raised sans-serif lettering reading, on the left, TOWYN / 3, and on the right, DOLGELLEY / 17.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of a largely complete series of mile markers erected by the Turnpike Trust at the time of considerable improvements to rural roads in W Meirionydd in the early C19.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Dolaugwyn
    The farm is on flat land of the lower Afon Fathew valley, to the W of Bryn Crug village. The farmhouse stands apart to the W of the farm buildings.
  • II Farm buildings at Dolaugwyn
    Dolaugwyn stands in the flood plain of the Afon Fathew, 1.25m W of Bryn Crug.
  • II Brynglas Railway Station
    The station is located in the hamlet of Pandy, SE of Bryn-Crug, by the level crossing and up from the ground frame signal box.
  • II Haybarn at Geufron
    Geufron farm is perched on the S facing slope of Foel Wyllt, NE of Bryn Crug village, and is reached by a farm road off the B4405.
  • II Geufron
    Geufron farm is perched on the S facing slope of Foel Wyllt, NE of Bryn Crug village, and is reached by a farm road off the B4405.
  • II Cilcemaes
    The house stands back from and above the minor road from Bryn Crug to Llanfihangel-y-pennant.
  • II Mile marker
    The milestone stands in the S verge of the main road from Tywyn to Dolgellau, E of Dol-Deheuwydd
  • II Lofted farm building at Glan-y-morfa
    Glan-y-morfa stands beside the road from Bryn Crug to Llanfihangel. The granary building runs parallel and close to the road, immediately S of the outbuilding.

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