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Mile marker

A Grade II Listed Building in Bryn-crug, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.6191 / 52°37'8"N

Longitude: -4.0113 / 4°0'40"W

OS Eastings: 263934

OS Northings: 304272

OS Grid: SH639042

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.850F

Mapcode Global: WH576.CF2G

Entry Name: Mile marker

Listing Date: 15 August 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23897

Building Class: Transport

Location: The milestone stands in the S verge of the main road from Tywyn to Dolgellau, E of Dol-Deheuwydd

County: Gwynedd

Community: Bryn-crug

Community: Bryn-Crug

Locality: Bryn Crug

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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


Cast iron mile marker consisting of a shaft of open-backed triangular section, now partly buried, bracketed at the foot, with bead edge strengthening, widening at the top, with a splayed top gusset. Each side face of the upper part has raised sans-serif lettering reading, on the right, DOLGELLEY / 16, and on the left, TOWYN / 4.

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.

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  • II Dolgoch Viaduct
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  • II Mile marker
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  • II Brynglas Railway Station
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  • II Perfeddnant
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  • II Hay barn at Perfeddnant
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  • II Farm building at Perfeddnant
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  • II Mile Marker
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