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The Green Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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Latitude: 52.8235 / 52°49'24"N

Longitude: -3.2993 / 3°17'57"W

OS Eastings: 312543

OS Northings: 325901

OS Grid: SJ125259

Mapcode National: GBR 6S.V322

Mapcode Global: WH78V.9948

Entry Name: The Green Stone

Listing Date: 29 August 2003

Last Amended: 29 August 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81842

Building Class: Transport

Location: At the east side of the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant at the south side of the B4580, close to the former school.

County: Powys

Community: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Community: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Locality: Green-ucha

Built-Up Area: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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A menhir re-erected in 1770, by Dr Worthington, vicar (1747-1778) to serve as a milestone for the solace and convenience of travellers. It gives the distances from Shrewsbury (then considered the metropolitan centre of east Powysland) and from London. Before the construction of the adjacent National School it stood on a mound at the school site; in the C19 it was moved to its present position and temporarily used as a lamp-post.


A stone approximately 2 m tall, with a slightly rounded face to the east, carrying on this face the inscription 'Viatorum solatio et commoditat... / A Salop / XXVI / A Lond / CLXXX / L' and on the rear in a square 'H P vic P / MDCCLXX'

Reasons for Listing

A re-used menhir inscribed as a milepost; the use of Latin implying cultural respect for an ancient monument, even if not readily understood by all coachmen.

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