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Milepost by Crack Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwinston, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.48 / 51°28'47"N

Longitude: -3.5265 / 3°31'35"W

OS Eastings: 294090

OS Northings: 176771

OS Grid: SS940767

Mapcode National: GBR HG.KXB9

Mapcode Global: VH5HR.T2J9

Plus Code: 9C3RFFHF+X9

Entry Name: Milepost by Crack Hill House

Listing Date: 23 July 2003

Last Amended: 23 July 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81332

Building Class: Transport

ID on this website: 300081332

Location: On the north side of the road about half way up Crack Hill.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cowbridge / Y Bont-Faen

Community: Colwinston (Tregolwyn)

Community: Colwinston

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: House Milestone

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Dated 1835 and erected by the Cowbridge District Turnpike Trust


Ornately moulded cast-iron milepost in Gothic style, one of a series on the A48 to the West of Cardiff. Rectangular panels at the base, the lower one with date '1835' and the upper one with the words 'Colwinston Parish'. Behind and above this, a tall crowning tablet with rounded head and the inscription 'Cowbridge District' at the top. Two pointed panels protrude from the lower part of this tablet, the left hand one inscribed 'To Cowbridge 4' and the right hand one inscribed 'To Bridgend 3'. A segmental panel inscribed 'London 174' below these and above rectangular panels at base. See similar listed mileposts in City of Cardiff, namely, in Cowbridge Road East and West and in the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a particularly elaborate turnpike milepost which is one of a series on the A48.

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