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A Grade II Listed Building in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.6447 / 51°38'40"N

Longitude: -2.7319 / 2°43'54"W

OS Eastings: 349455

OS Northings: 194238

OS Grid: ST494942

Mapcode National: GBR JJ.7RJJ

Mapcode Global: VH87L.LXML

Entry Name: Milestone

Listing Date: 30 January 2001

Last Amended: 30 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24565

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the north side of the Usk Road (B4235).

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Shirenewton (Drenewydd Gelli-farch)

Community: Shirenewton

Locality: Usk Road

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A turnpike milestone erected in 1835 as a part of the Shirenewton Branch of the Chepstow to Abergavenny turnpike. This was built jointly by the Abergavenny and Chepstow Trusts and was opened in 1835. 'From the present turnpike road at Piercefield Lodge, towards the lower turnpike road leading from Usk to Monmouth at Gwernesney. The branch to be called the Shirenewton Branch, and should commence at Piercefield Gate and terminate at Gwernesney Church'. The trust was wound up in 1873 and taken over by the Chepstow Highway Board who later transferred it to the County Council.


Limestone block with a chipped top. It is inscribed :
To CHEPSTOW 5 Miles To USK 13 Miles, partly obscured.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its historic interest as a surviving milestone on the Chepstow to Usk turnpike which was opened in 1835.

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