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Milestone on A4120

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontarfynach, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.3787 / 52°22'43"N

Longitude: -3.8874 / 3°53'14"W

OS Eastings: 271622

OS Northings: 277309

OS Grid: SN716773

Mapcode National: GBR 90.RCHP

Mapcode Global: VH4FN.KGQT

Entry Name: Milestone on A4120

Listing Date: 16 March 2005

Last Amended: 16 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84259

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the S side of the A4120 some 2.6km W of the bridge over the Afon Mynach.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Pontarfynach

Community: Pontarfynach

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Devils Bridge


Milestone on former turnpike road to Aberystwyth from Devil's Bridge. The old road to Aberystwyth ran through Devil's Bridge from Cwmystwyth and Rhayader. In 1770 there were two turnpike roads designated from Devil's Bridge, one NE towards Llangurig, the other through Cwmystwyth. In 1812 a new road was made N of the Rheidol from Aberystwyth through Ponterwyd to join the existing Llangurig road about 2 km W of Ponterwyd. This milestone appears to relate to the 1770 Aberystwyth- Devil's Bridge - Llangurig route (A4120/ B4343/ A44) but looks early C19.


Milestone, whitewashed stone, curved topped with inscription 'Aberystwyth 10 miles', the town name following the curve, in Roman capitals.

Reasons for Listing

Included for transport historical interest as marking early turnpike route.

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