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Milestone by Bryn Llefrith

A Grade II Listed Building in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8841 / 52°53'2"N

Longitude: -3.909 / 3°54'32"W

OS Eastings: 271641

OS Northings: 333560

OS Grid: SH716335

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.QBYC

Mapcode Global: WH55W.XRQT

Entry Name: Milestone by Bryn Llefrith

Listing Date: 27 February 2004

Last Amended: 27 February 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82539

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set along the E side of a country road which leads SSE off the A470 to S of Trawsfynydd to Penystryd and on to Abergeirw and Dolgellau. The milestone is set in the wall to S of the entrance to Bryn L

County: Gwynedd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Community: Trawsfynydd

Locality: Nant Bryn Llefrith

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Probably C18 milestone, similar in style to several dated mid C18 stones along the road between Harlech and Barmouth, and probably pre-dating the Turnpikes in the county. 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, the main road between Maentwrog and Dolgellau (the present A470) was in place by the Tithe Map of the parish, 1849, and had probably become the principal route through the county by that time.


Large boulder slab milestone, now set into a drystone wall, which bears the incised lettering: DOLGELLEY / 11 MILES.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good C18 milestone, of interest as it represents the importance of the route as the principal road from Dolgellau to Trawsfynydd before the A470 was built.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Outbuilding at Berth-ddu
    Between the house and the detached cow-house and haybarn, close to the west side of the A470, and built against sloping ground.
  • II Hayban and cowhouse at Berth-ddu
    Close to the west side of the A470, to the NE of the house at Berth-ddu, detached from the main farmyard.
  • II Berth-ddu
    On the west side of the A470 between Trawsfynydd and Bronaber, about 1km south of Llyn Trawfynydd. The house is to the SE of its farmyard, and faces away from it, in a small enclosed garden
  • II* Yr Ysgwrn Farmhouse, stable and cartshed
    Sited on rising ground on the S side of Cwm Prysor and reached via a farm track off the road from Trawsfynydd.
  • II Milepost by Fron-oleu
    Set alongside the E side of the A470 S of Fron-oleu; to S of the village of Trawsfynydd
  • II Pont Trawsfynydd
    Spanning the Afon Prysor at the S end of the village of Maentwrog and carrying Fronwynion Street, which leads into the village directly off the A470.

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