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Milestone at the Oakeley Arms

A Grade II Listed Building in Maentwrog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.949 / 52°56'56"N

Longitude: -3.9951 / 3°59'42"W

OS Eastings: 266052

OS Northings: 340932

OS Grid: SH660409

Mapcode National: GBR 5W.L80B

Mapcode Global: WH55N.L4SK

Entry Name: Milestone at the Oakeley Arms

Listing Date: 25 February 2005

Last Amended: 25 February 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84012

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set at the N side of the A487(T) at its junction with the B4410, to NE end of the small hamlet of Tan-y-bwlch. The milestone is set in a wall at the S corner of the Oakeley Arms.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Maentwrog

Community: Maentwrog

Locality: Tan-y-bwlch

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Probably early C19 milestone. 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 milestone was probably erected in the early C19, possibly contemporary with the refacing of the adjacent public house and hotel, and utilising the slate quarried from the estate quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Exterior

Rectangular slate milestone that bears the inscription:

MILES / LONDON 226 / DOLGELLEY 18 / HARLECH 10 / BARMOUTH 20 / BALA 22 / FESTINIOG 3 / LLANRWST 22 / CAPEL CERIG 23 / BEDDGELERT 10 / PORTMADOC 7 / CARNARVON 23 / PWLLHELI 21.

(1 mile = 1.609 kms)

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C19 milestone that forms a group with the adjacent public house and hotel and cartshed at The Oakeley Arms.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Oakeley Arms Hotel
    Set at the N side of the A487(T) at its junction with the B4410, to NE end of the small hamlet of Tan-y-bwlch.
  • II Coach house range at the Oakeley Arms
    Set at the N side of the A487(T) at its junction with the B4410, to NE end of the small hamlet of Tan-y-bwlch. The coach house range is directly N of the Oakeley Arms.
  • II Former kiln house at Tan-y-bwlch mill
    Set alongside the NW side of the A487(T) in the centre of the small hamlet of Tan-y-bwlch. Directly to NE of the former mill and mill house.
  • II Ty'r Felin
    Set alongside the NW side of the A487(T) in the centre of the small hamlet of Tan-y-bwlch.
  • II Folly at Tan-y-Bwlch
    In an isolated location, set well back from the S side of the A487(T) and on the flood plain of the Afon Dwyryd. Lies to S of the Oakeley Arms.
  • II The White Barn
    In a slightly elevated position, set back from the SE side of the A487(T) in the centre of the small hamlet of Tan-y-bwlch.
  • II Hay Barn adjacent to Yr Hen Ysgubor and Crochendy Twrog
    On S side of A487, about 250m SW of junction with B 4410, aligned with road, attached to E of Yr Hen Ysgubor.
  • II Yr Hen Ysgubor aka Barton Lodge
    On S side of A487, about 250m SW of junction with B 4410, aligned with road, but at a lower level.

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