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Milepost at Bronaber

A Grade II Listed Building in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8668 / 52°52'0"N

Longitude: -3.9143 / 3°54'51"W

OS Eastings: 271236

OS Northings: 331637

OS Grid: SH712316

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.RHN1

Mapcode Global: WH562.V67L

Entry Name: Milepost at Bronaber

Listing Date: 27 February 2004

Last Amended: 27 February 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82537

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set alongside the E side of the A470 just S of the junction in the village of Bronaber.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Locality: Bronaber

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Probably mid C19 milepost. Merioneth was the last of the Welsh counties to have turnpike roads and it was at a county meeting in Dolgellau in 1775 that it was resolved to convert the principal tracks of the county into turnpikes, in partnership with Caernarfonshire. By the end of the C18 most of the existing roads had been brought under the Trust under the Merioneth Turnpike Act of 1777 and the line of the modern road from Maentwrog to Dolgellau more or less follows the line of the early turnpike and was certainly in place by the time of the Tithe Map of the parish, 1849.


Cast iron milepost with a triangular profile, wider at the top with a raking head and facing panels which bear the names and distances: DOLGELLEY / 10 on the left (N) hand face and TRAWSFYNYDD / 2 on the right.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well preserved C19 milepost, one of a series along the A470.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Outbuilding at Rhiw-goch
    Set back from the S side of the country road which leads E off the A470 to Penystryd and Abergeirw; to W of the Trawsfynydd village. The outbuilding is directly to WNW of the house.
  • II Rhiw-goch including gatehouse
    Set back from the S side of the country road which leads E off the A470 to Penystryd and Abergeirw; to W of the Trawsfynydd Holiday Village.
  • II Pont-y-Grible
    Spanning the Afon Eden and carrying a country road which leads W off the A470 to the S of Bronaber.
  • II Tyddyn-mawr Farmhouse and attached barns
    In a somewhat elevated location, set back from the E side of the A470 to S of the village of Bronaber.

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