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Milestone 300m south of Tintern Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Tintern, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6942 / 51°41'39"N

Longitude: -2.6748 / 2°40'29"W

OS Eastings: 353452

OS Northings: 199715

OS Grid: ST534997

Mapcode National: GBR JM.4FVR

Mapcode Global: VH87F.LP81

Entry Name: Milestone 300m south of Tintern Abbey

Listing Date: 29 September 2000

Last Amended: 29 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24056

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the west side of the A466 about 300m south of Tintern Abbey.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Tintern (Tyndyrn)

Community: Tintern

Locality: Abbey Tintern

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

The Wye Valley turnpike was opened in 1829 and was a vital factor in the growth in local tourism in the C19. Previously Tintern could only be reached by road from Devauden and almost all traffic was by river.

Exterior

White limestone block set diagonally with the left face MONMOUTH 11 MILES and the right face CHEPSTOW 7 MILES.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early C19 turnpike milestone situated on a road opened in 1828-9 which was a key factor in the development of road vehicle borne tourist traffic in the Wye valley.

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