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Milestone near Wern Farmyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Banwy, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7 / 52°42'0"N

Longitude: -3.5329 / 3°31'58"W

OS Eastings: 296508

OS Northings: 312473

OS Grid: SH965124

Mapcode National: GBR 9H.2WB4

Mapcode Global: WH685.PDVG

Entry Name: Milestone near Wern Farmyard

Listing Date: 31 December 2002

Last Amended: 31 December 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80793

Location: At the north side of the A458 close to the entrance to Wern Farm.

County: Powys

Community: Banwy

Community: Banwy

Locality: Wern

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

A milestone probably set up at the start of the Mallwyd to Welshpool turnpike established under the
Montgomeryshire Turnpikes Act of 1769.

Exterior

A slate milestone about 0.5 m high, with splayed top corners. It indicates ''Machynlleth / 19 miles /
Mallwyd 7½ / Can=office 4½ / Pool 19''. Defaced benchmark at top.

Reasons for Listing

A milestone of the turnpike era on an important cross-Wales route.

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